## 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!!!!

{{{sigh}}}

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.*

February 11th, 2005 at 8:55 pm

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!

February 11th, 2005 at 9:14 pm

Calculus. Never understood it. Never will.

February 12th, 2005 at 9:37 am

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!

February 12th, 2005 at 4:07 pm

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

February 12th, 2005 at 4:08 pm

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?!

February 14th, 2005 at 5:40 pm

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

February 15th, 2005 at 10:30 am

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.

February 16th, 2005 at 11:07 am

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.

February 18th, 2005 at 11:25 am

AHA! I knew there was math involved! ;P