Saturday, March 04, 2006

Embarrassing!



OK, so about a month ago someone linked my St. Louis Scarf on one of those free pattern web sites. Very nice, but a bit funny since I really am not too crazy about how it turned out. I was getting almost 200 hits a day because of it, and here’s the sad part.

I was blogging last night while the husband sat here and played guitar, and generally pestered me to get off the computer so he could check e-mail. I flip past the scarf post and he asks “Why did you call it the St. Lois Scarf? I thought it was for Justin?”

I misspelled St. Louis. With all the extra traffic, at least 900 people saw how bad my spelling is.

This is bringing back a flood of memories about being in Mrs. Cribs first grade class at Ft. Campbell Kentucky, and having her tease me in front of the class for misspelling “verry”. The woman hated me.

So, apologies to everyone for my spelling…I should let you se a post BEFORE I do the spell check. Ouch! I can do integral calc in my head, but math is a closed logical system. Frankly spelling makes no sense to me, never has and never will. I realized somewhere in college that learning spelling is memorizing the exceptions to the rules, and frankly my poor brain cannot do it. Can’t.

But I can knit, and I have finished a few things. The “Never Again” cardigan is done…as soon as the husband is home I’ll post some photos. Turned out pretty good, but I do not think I will ever try another cardigan on size 2’s.


Whew! Finishing it was almost as bad as a spelling bee!



6 comments:

Stacie said...

well, I am the complete opposite! I can't figure out the simplest math, but I can spell like a mutha. Can't wait to see the pics of the finished "never again" sweater!
p.s. I changed my URL, so if you can't find me, loose the "06", it's just mommymoshpit.blogspot now

Karen said...

I sometimes type my comments into Word so I can spell check them before I post them - my spelling is horrid!!! When we first got computers with spell check, I found out spelling errors I never even DREAMED I was making!!! I just kept thinking "Really??? It's spelled like THAT????"

Latoya said...

Oh, well. People will get over it and look past the typos and see your wonderful knitted projects. Smile. At least you received a lot of traffic!
Knit on!

Ginger said...

I am horrible with the spelling too. In school I would always get in the high 90s on the standardized tests, except in spelling, that was always in the 70s. Oh, and my new blog software doesn't have a spell check!! yuck.

Mary said...

It must be a left-brain / right-brain thing, because I can spell fairly well -- it's the math that gives me butterflies in my stomach. I think it's because I'm a visual person -- I can see the word as it should be spelled. There are infinite numbers of math equations and results, so that's not something I can visualize very well....

Mary said...

Me again -- just to let you know -- the link in your sidebar for the St. Louis scarf doesn't seem to be working....