it seems like every week something (stupid) is going on, say forgetting what day it is or smelling a nonexistent breakfast. today though takes the cake, I woke up to an awesome email. when I say awesome, I mean delightfully idiotic. at least it’s wednesday and this has some entertainment value:
[your muggle editor] sent me the revised dummy text and I sent it along to the techie. She had only one concern:
All of the measurements within the patterns you’ve sent are non-metric (expressed in inches)[I love that she explains what “non-metric” means to me], but the needle sizes are metric only. This seems a bit odd for a book being published in the US [because apparently in the US knitters have never heard of the metric system, my bad].
[here’s the kicker!]
Is there any reason why the needle sizes are metric? Should we just convert them to inches?
[some other editor once removed]
now, however you may feel about me getting rid of the inconsistent US needle system in patterns, you have to take some pleasure in this email. I’m still speechless. I must’ve woken up in the twilight zone, please tell me I did. I mean, did the tech ed tell them about the inch thing or did the editor come up with that one herself?! it boggles the mind.
I almost feel like making all the patterns in metric, just to eff with them a little more. or maybe I will change the mm’s to inches…you will need .217 inch needles for my pattern. it has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?
eta: it wasn’t the techie!!
in other news, we’re in the third, fourth, tenth? sleeve incarnation.
too bad it’s hideously big, puffy is an understatement to say the least. take it from me, listen to your inner voice and gauge! if I had I wouldn’t have to frog this again. c’est la vie
through all this starting and restarting though I can safely say that this yarn takes frogging like a champ. I’m a believer in the chainette construction especially when it comes to cashmere.