Saturday, October 30, 2004

Civic Duty

I guess that Superior Court House is trying to improve their image. The jury corral (there's some official word for the room in which we congregated, but I don't recall what it was.) was fairly nice, all things considered. There was plenty of comfortable seating, internet terminals, snack bars, pay phones, a TV, and outdated magazines. It's not unlike a doctor's waiting room, only much much larger and you know you won't be wearing a paper johnny when your name is called. We all finalized our paperwork and got the standard explanation of what would happen and what we needed to do. Then a judge gave us a speech about how fortunate we are to have the chance to do our civic duty and how he hopes we'll all have the opportunity to serve. We then watched TWO videos explaining how lucky we are to have the opportunity to do our civic duty and how it will change our lives and help us make new friends.

There were only two trials scheduled for civil court that day. The entire mob of potential jurors was split and sent to those two trails. My group was called second and because of our sheer number, we didn't even make it through the potential jury Q&A, so on Monday, I return for more. On the plus side, I was able to bring the lace for Bella P and completed one whole side and started the reverse lace as well.

I also finished the sleeves that evening when I returned home. I'm a "finish while you work" kind of knitter, so having completed both sleeves, I decided to seam what I have so far and make sure it's all going to fit.

I’ve pinned the lace into place just to give you an idea of how it’ll all work together.

Here's a close-up of the lace and how it reverses to go down the opposite side.

Once I finish the lace, I'll knit the rest of the piece down from the provisional cast on. I'm not binding off the lace on either side so I can simply pick those stitches up with the rest.


Blogger Soozletew said...

Help! I'm doing your wonderful Bella Paquita as part of the KAL for the Sexy Knitter's Club, and I'm concerned that the distance from the cast ons to the armscye may be too short. That is, I'm full bosomed, and I don't want the bodice to start mid-bosom when the line apparently is supposed to empire. Am I correct in my thinking? How much longer should I make the distance between the cast ons and the armscye? I am making a large, have a 34D chest. If you could post something general on the SKC blog about this adjustment or say that it's not necessary or whatever, it'd be helpful to a whole bunch of rag tag knitters! Thanks very much!

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