Thursday, 1 December 2011

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain!

Apparently it's called a 'mnemonic'; a phrase where initials of words to be learned, are made into a phrase that's easier to remember. It's how we were taught in school to remember the colours of a rainbow; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Indigo, Violet. 

I took this photo a month or so ago from my office.  However lovely they are, I don't normally go around taking photos of every rainbow I see.  This one, though, was AMAZING!!  Not only did I take a photo, I also went round the office telling everyone to look at it  (most of them sit facing away from the window or on the opposite side of the block, so hadn't seen it).  Without exception, they all said, 'WOW' when they turned around.  I'm not very good at taking photos so I hope this shows a glimpse of how utterly fabulous the colours were.

It was so bright and clear, especially near the ground.  The second (double) rainbow was fairly clear too which is unusual but means we can check out the fascinating fact I read on Wikipedia about Rainbows; you might have know this already but it's news to me that the colours on the second rainbow are opposite to the main one!!  

Were you taught mnemonics to remember lessons?  Some that come to mind are the ones associated with learning the music notes on Treble and Bass Clefs; Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit; All Cows Eat Grass, FACE (not a mnemonic, but didn't need to be!).  I can't remember the one for GBDFA.

The Sudoku panel made into a cushion
As for crafting (Do you get the sense that I'm trying to avoid the subject?), there HAS been a little going on this week.  I've had orders to take the Sudoku cushion to my quilting club on Saturday.  It's 'Show and Tell' day and they want to hear all about it. I must remember to shout this time; last time we did 'SaT' I was asked to speak up!!! We meet in a huge echoey room that's not conducive to public speaking and I must take into account the elderly-ness (and consequent hearing loss) of some of the ladies without deafening those right next to me.

Now that colder weather has set in, I'm finding it difficult to keep my hands warm (as usual) so it was very timely of Judith from Rags to Bags to post about these snuggly fingerless mitts.  She very kindly emailed the pattern to me and I got started straight away.  The yarn I picked out of my basket was 4 ply so I crocheted it double.  Not sure if it's clear in the pic but it's a mustardy colour.  DD said the mitt was ok apart from the colour :-(   I have actually only crocheted one so far and I'm not totally happy with the cuff so I'm making it shorter so it doesn't need to be folded over. 

Other craftyness has also occurred so here's the run-down:

Sudoku cushion - finished
Crocheted mits - prototype made, another started.
HST quilt - Quilting finished, hoorah hoorah, only binding left to do.
Knitted cardigan - pressed ready for putting together (and possibly completely ruined - we'll see)

Bye for now
Teresa x


Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

Hello,dear:Oh my gosh,lovely rainbow!!You are busy..eeh?
I would like the pattern,too...
I am cold!!!Make a tutorial,please.
Have a wonderful day.

Susan said...

Good Boys Do Fine Always...oh I can't believe I remembered that! Lovely rainbow. :) The Sudoku pillow is amazing.

Linnhe Mara said...

I remember a mnemonic but not exactly what it's for! How sad. I know its something to do with the periodic table ( reactivity I think) but science was never my strong suit. It goes something like ' Please Send Little Charlie Mutt A Zebra If Lean Horse Can't Munch Sweet Pure Grass "

I would keep the cuffs long but then I have long wrists and struggle to keep them warm as most sleeves are just a bit too short for me.

wayside wanderer said...

It took me a minute to figure out your rainbow color mnemonic. I have never heard that one before. I was taught to remember it by the rather odd name of Roy G. Biv. You captured quite the beautiful bow!
Love the mit and your pillow turned out EXCELLENT. What fun.

Highland Monkey's said...

I love rainbows they are awe inspiring.
Your cushion must have taken a lot of patience it's gorgeous.
Nowt wrong with the colour of your mitt, very fashionable.