Hi. Okay, so the Big Paper is in, and I’ll be back to more regular posting, at least until my finals are closer! First up, some results from my survey – those of you not really interested, feel free to scroll down to some close-to-completed projects!
Of 187 responses that I received, 116 were from Canadians, 67 were Americans, and 4 were other – this is the country of raising from 8-18. Remember the photo of the people waiting? Among the Canadians, 33% responded with some form of ‘line’, 47% with some form of “lineup”, 5% said queue, and the rest were others. Among the Americans, 70% said “line”, 20% said “waiting” or “standing” in line, and the rest were other.
In the self-rating of use of terms, over 94% of the Americans chose “line” always or often, while 62% of the Canadians said they used “line” always or often, and 63% said they use “lineup” always or often as well. So – it’s pretty obvious that in Canada, one can say they were in a couple of “lineups” today and not mean they were at the police station a lot, while Americans don’t. This is also reflected in some dictionaries (I looked at quite a few, but definitely not an exhaustive amount) – a few American dictionaries had only definitions relating to police investigations or sports (baseball lineup) while Canadian dictionaries also defined “lineup” as being just a row of people, or a queue. So there you have it!
The knitting! Cable/rib, with new sleeve caps in, collar on, toggles laid out (but the attachments aren’t done), blocking. Only the top part, which is why it’s a different colour than the bottom half of the sweater!
And I finished the body of Dreamcatcher earlier this week, then did the medallion part at SnB on Wednesday night. After one incident of screwup-age, it went super quickly. Tends to do that when you’re decreasing by half every other round or so!
I think it looks awesome! It’s all unblocked and raggedy looking here of course, but with some lovin’ I’m sure it’s look faboo.
So just a little sewing up and finishing to do (Dreamcatcher seems to have a lot of ends) and I’ll have not one but TWO new sweaters! And I actually need them – I keep thinking I want to wear a cardigan, then realize I don’t really have any appropriate spring-ish ones.
What’s next? More sweaters, obviously. Some stockinette…to go with the studying. Hmm.