Math Whiz.

Back in high school, I was good in Math. It was one of my best subjects!!! I scored a 670 on the Math part of the SAT! I took Calculus!!!! In fact, I did well enough on my AP Calculus exam that I got out of taking any math in college whatsoever (granted, it was the easier Calculus level, and I only got a 3 out of 5, and my school was apparently kinda lenient on the math requirements, but STILL)

Why is it then, that it took me TWO DAYS of crunching numbers and looking confused to figure out how to adjust the Rogue sleeve to accomodate my wonky row gauge? TWO DAYS, PEOPLE. Just to figure out how many rows I needed to add and where they needed to go!!!!


At one point, I wrote to Paula, and she was all like, ” Oh! Just multiply the number of rows by the number of stitches you’re getting and divide by the square root of the circumference of pi times 12 squared!”

Ok, maybe she didnt say that exactly, but point is, I have no idea WHAT she said :) I just smiled (over email) and nodded.

Thankfully, I think I’ve got it now. Yesterday I worked on some numbers and I think it *clicked*!

All of this is just to say I really have nothing to show you. My Rogue sleeve is just about where Paula’s was last Sunday. I’ve also managed to finish the first of my thrummed mittens and cast on for the second, but I didn’t take any pictures, so… :( still nothin’ to show.

However, because I can’t leave you on a Friday with nothing, I give you this*.

Happy weekend :)

* After you’ve wasted an hour of your life on this and still totally haven’t figured it out, go here and read the comments. Then send hate mail to Darren.

9 Responses to “Math Whiz.”

  1. Lolly Says:

    Hey Lara! I suck at knit math. Always sucked at it. Sorry it took you by surprise, but it looks like you might be on the right track now!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. claudia Says:

    Calculus. Never understood it. Never will.

  3. paula Says:

    heh.. calculus has NOTHING to do with math! I had YEARS of it, and still no clue. ;) um.. never mind that my grad degree was mostly math!

    seriously, though, settling bills at restaurants with MATH MAJORS (phd people even!) was ALWAYS the hardest! somehow they don’t know how to ADD! but throw in an X cubed to the square root n, no problem. ????!

    you’ll be happy to learn that I’m stuck around row 80! :)

  4. Norma Says:

    Math. Math. I finally learned to count to 111 yesterday. So quite yer complainin’! ;-)

  5. Norma Says:

    of course that would be “quit” yer complainin’. I’m also really great at typing and proofreading (I am a court reporter, after all). Geesh, do I suck at EVERYTHING?!

  6. Erika Says:

    Geez. That’s an hour of my life I won’t get back! :)

  7. monica Says:

    I used to be really good at math too. I didn’t take AP Calc in high school but I took a few math classes in college. All of that went away when I started working! That portion of my brain atrophied.

  8. Anne Marie Says:

    Okay, I don’t know about you, but I went to high school in the 80’s and they didn’t teach the “new math” yet. Therefore, I too, have trouble calculating knitting adjustments. I can, however, calculate the speed of a quarter thrown from a spaceship, AND I can diagram sentences and lots of other useful (NOT) stuff.

  9. Joanne Says:

    AHA! I knew there was math involved! ;P