Saturday, July 21, 2007

Clue 3 done!

I did 30 rows of Clue 3 on Thursday, and the other 20 yesterday morning, so I'm caught up, not that there's a schedule. Clue 4 was released yesterday morning, 135 rows long; we won't get another clue for 2 more weeks. This one has added to the mystery -- a major change in the pattern on the last row, and we've been told to put in a lifeline at row 287, even if we don't use lifelines. Nothing seems to be special about that row -- there are 48 rows above it that don't seem different from the rows below that one.

I haven't started clue 4 yet, but I think I'm going to go do 10 rows or so. We have all this extra time so people can read Harry Potter (I still haven't read the previous 2 books in the series). My children will get first dibs, assuming we can pick up a copy of the book tomorrow, so it'll be awhile before I get to it, anyway.

We made a 6 hour round trip to St. Louis to pick up our daughter yesterday. The China-Back Complex Fire (more than one fire) was contained, so they were shipping people to other fires, and apparently no one had a spot for a trainee. So she came home. She's had a taste of what it's like to be out on fire detail, and I don't think she wants to go as a radio operator again -- too much like office work! I'm glad she's home.

I was able to get some knitting done on the way to the airport. Not MS3 -- that's not traveling knitting. I was working on a project I haven't previously mentioned on the blog. The surprise in all of this is that my chauffeur was a 15-year-old with a learner's permit. How much knitting would you have accomplished? He did really well -- we covered everything from winding country roads and twisty 2-lane highways to 8 lanes of interstate with speed limits up to 70 mph.

4 comments:

Debby said...

Your knitting is just beautiful. I have not attempted lace work yet but keep looking at patterns...so someday. Just wanted to tell you how beautiful your piece is.

N. Maria said...

My, my, my! Look at that lacy knitting! Your stole is looking fabulous!

Theresa said...

Forget about the knitting - you lived through the learner's permit driving! Cudos. I would have needed a Valium and a stiff drink, and there would have been NO knitting! Have I mentioned that my 27-yr.-old daughter never did get her license? That should tell you a lot of why I feel that way!

Cindy said...

I have to say I think your stole is one of the prettiest ones I've seen. Any guesses as to the theme? I'm clueless. You are brave woman to travel on an interstate with a teenager, learner's permit or full license. I'm a bit too controlling, I think.