First I must say, thank you so much for your nice compliments on my Hederas. Knitters are so supportive and wonderful, and I really appreciate it!
So, I’ve never knit at school before, since I am a compulsive note-taker, and I worry it would be a sign of disrespect to the professor.
This semester, however, I’m working as a grading assistant in three undergraduate art history survey classes. After a few classes, the professor said she felt bad that I was sitting through the same lecture twice on Tuesdays then essentially the same lecture again on Thursdays. She suggested I take a seat in the very last row and catch up on reading, sketch, or do whatever I wanted to do.
“No problem,” I thought, “you don’t have to ask me twice.”
Last week I brought a book I have to read for class, and for my life I couldn’t concentrate. I tried to write an essay, and I found similar problems. I just can’t tune out a lecture on art! So this week, I brought my February sock, and for the first time in my life, I knit through an entire lecture. Wow, what a feeling!
It was illicit and so delightfully wrong. I was enjoying knitting, looking up occasionally at the images on screen, and just plain loving it. I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy my assistantships a lot more.
Also, hearing my professor repeatedly pronounce Michelangelo’s name “Michael-angelo,” I was reminded of something that kind of blew my mind recently.
Do you know this man? Kaffe Fassett?
For all I’ve read about him in books and online, I’ve never heard his name pronounced. In my head it rhymed with “Taffy Cassette.” Turns out I was totally wrong, and via Ravelry I learned it actually rhymes with “safe asset.” For my life, I can’t make that change.
I keep looking at my beautiful blue yarn and thinking “Kaffy. Kaaaaaaafffe. Kaffy, darn it.”
And also, Patons? I’ve been pronouncing like General Patton, and here it turns out they’re actually pey-ton, like Peyton Manning or uhh, peyote. Pay-ton. Whew. Impossible for my silly brain.
The good news is I made huge progress on my sock, and I expect to have the pair completed soon. Woohoo!