Thursday, March 29, 2007

Up, down & out of town

Here's a little bit of knitting. It's Stacy Charles Tweedy Cotton Classic, knitted up to be a sweater for a small child. Why no needles? It's knit in one piece, bottom up, and I realized when I got to the armholes that I had 20 too few sts. 20? How could I be off by that many? Because it's one of those patterns with 6 or more sizes, and apparently I have some touch of dyslexia, because I misread 113 for 133. So now the question is, undo it, or just finish it off, for some other, smaller child?

Today, two co-workers and I spent a bit of time in a dank pit under a parking lot. As archaeologists, we do things like that. Though things are usually a bit more open-air. A couple of days ago, at a local food/beer/music spot, the Cyber Cafe, they were doing some work on the parking lot, specifically on a slumping concrete pad. The pad was smashed, and there was a hidden room, with old wooden kegs, a trap door, a pulley system. The building above (no longer standing) was built soon after 1918. So it seems like a little bootleggers den. We mapped in what's there for posterity, before the property owner has to seal it securely to keep out idiots.

And tomorrow, we're heading out of town, to Providence & Boston. Just for fun.


Blogger Dearest Cupcake said...

Mmmm...dank pit. Have fun in MA/RI!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Bashirs Momma said...

You should mine my shared account at the office for lovely photos of you in the pit...

4:53 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

My husband is an archeologist who got drummed out of the Corps of Engineers when his boss figured out how to eliminate his position AND keep him from being able to bump anyone else. He was forced into retirement. He'd be glad to spend time in a dank pit if it meant having a job again.

Remember: Any bad day NOT spent in the office is still better than your best day at the desk.

3:23 PM  

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