12 Sep

Thanks to my patented “knit while reading to try to keep from falling asleep” technique, I finally have something to show for myself on this shirt. Yay me! (That’s 4 full inches btw.)

Admittedly, this was harder than usual since I’m still in the twisted ribbing stage. Just wait ’til I hit stockinette.

Your fun library history quote for the day (taken from Elizabeth L. Eisenstein’s The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe):

Ever since the sixteenth century memorizing a fixed sequence of discrete letters represented by meaningless symbols and sounds has been the gateway to book learning for all children in the West. This was so little the case before printing that a Genoese compiler of a thirteenth-century encyclopedia  could write that ” ‘amo’ comes before ‘bibo’ because ‘a’ is the first letter of the former and ‘b’ is the first letter of the latter and ‘a’ comes before ‘b’ … by the grace of God working in me, I have devised this order.”

And speaking of sea creatures. I LOVE this.


Posted by on September 12, 2005 in knitting, library stuff


2 responses to “Progress!

  1. morgan

    September 13, 2005 at 3:12 pm

    Seriously? You can read and knit at the same time? You ARE the person who should repopulate the earth, because you are clearly a more sophisticated life form than I.

  2. ellie

    September 13, 2005 at 9:06 pm

    Well, you know, there are some caveats. I can’t hold a book open, it has to be something that lies flat on its own. And I can’t do a really complicated stitch or use a super funky yarn. But yeah, I can do it. I have a lot of practice knitting while watching movies. You get used to the feel and don’t have to look anymore. And seriously – I found it helps keep me from dozing off.


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