The cap, knit on 10.5 circulars,
So I frogged and then picked up the stitches and started again. And let me tell you, it is a B!TCH to pick up 114 stitches in the round, especially with freshly crossed cables in the mix. I would have tinked, but it was 12 rows back and that’s a bit much.
I was practically finished with the entire hat but now I’m back to square one. I really want it for Vegas so I’m planning on working on it tonight and tomorrow and hopefully have a FO by Wednesday.
Good stuff over, time for a rant:
Yesterday, while at the Faire, I decided to watch the joust. I really like it, though it’s the same thing each time. It’s exciting and interesting and there’s a degree of danger that you don’t get anywhere else. Practice or not, script or no, you swing a sword at someone and they can get hurt.
But that’s beside the point. So I’m watching the joust and there’s this kid standing just behind me and he keeps screaming stuff at our knight. “Boo! I hate you! You’re so ugly! France sucks! Loser! Loser! Loser!” I mean, he wouldn’t shut up. If he didn’t want to cheer for the French knight he could have sat somewhere else. It was really distracting and his parents wouldn’t tell him to knock it off. So I turned around to give him a look. Not a mean look, just a ‘you’re annoying me so please be quiet’ look. His response?
“Ooo she’s looking at me! Why don’t you wash your face you freak? Ooo, I wear lipstick but I’m still ugly!”
His parents still didn’t say anything to him. He very nearly got a Renaissance style smackdown from me.
So when did parents just stop caring? When did people just decide that it’s ok to let your kids be little brats to people they don’t know? I mean, I could tell this kid probably has a hyperactivity problem but does that mean you just give up and let them do whatever they want and say whatever they like?
On a side note – The woman who plays Queen Elizabeth tore her Achilles’ Tendon during last week and is scheduled for surgery today. She was STILL at the Faire this weekend. In her dress which weighs upwards of 65 pounds, walking around and doing all the shows. That is real dedication.