European Geography is not a subject well taught in most American Schools. Nor, honestly are the details all that much of a concern in daily life to those who live to the West of the Atlantic puddle. As a result, when I mention that I have to be in the office four days this week, it might not make much of an impression. After all, I am only driving from Heidelberg to Landstuhl (where ever those might be).
Somedays I even have a sense of humor about the commute. That is as long as the traffic is not too bad and the CD player in the car is working so that I can listen to books as I drive. After all, it is only 125 km each way….
My sense of humor really appreciated the following, currently making the email rounds about traveling from NYC to London:
1. go to www.google.com
2. click on “maps” (above the search box)
3. click on “get directions” (under the search box)
4. type ” New York ” in the first box (the “from” box)
5. type ” London ” in the second box (the “to” box)
6. Click Get Directions
7. scroll down to step #23
The obligatory socks on the needles – two different pairs in progress
And then there is Cottonwood. The knitting is going well, and I really like the colorwork pattern. But I am not completely happy with the appearance of the colors when knit.
The sample I did was small, and it looked fine; it could have been that particular section of handspun. There is a fair amount of red in among the golds in my yarn. Burgundy as the solid main color is ok. I do not care for brown as a background color. But I am starting to wonder if I would be better frogging the whole thing and picking a blue (marine or navy) as my solid color. It seems a shame to put in a lot of work and have all the color work almost vanish if you are more than a few feet away. Honest opinions would be really appreciated.
Arches and Doors
Bowing to the minhag of the web, I will add to the Friday observance. Most of the locations are unlikely to be familiar to anyone outside Europe. The locations will be posted a day or so later if anyone is interested.