Monday, October 12, 2009

Jury Duty

Here in New Mexico when called for jury duty you serve for 3 months. First they send you a form to fill out ( most of the time giving you a day or two to get it back to them ). The next month you have to go sit there for a 2 hour ( minimum ) orientation. The next month is when your service begins. You get a calender telling you what days to call and see if you have to go sit down there or not. You can be asked to serve every 3 years ( 3 months each time ).


DH and I both get called every 3 years like clock work. I have sat on 3 trials, DH has sat on 3 now as well. We both find it very taxing. The last trial I sat on was unbelievable, I was told by a little old broad that I was a disappointment to all women because I didn't want to hand over a large sum of money to another woman never mind that she didn't deserve it. That was her nice side, she got sweeter as time went on. ( the woman didn't get a large sum of money, turns out she could have got quite a bit more with the settlement that have been offer to her )


DH is in his last month of his service, I went for my orientation this week. While I was sitting there with nothing to do but wait, I started to think about knitting, yeah I know go figure. Anyhow I thought it would be funny if I made DH a cloth or two with a jury duty theme to celebrate the end of his service. You know cleaning up crime, one dishcloth at a time ; )




This is a very simple, mini, pattern, seed stitch boarder, knit and purl "scale of justice" type thing.

Jury Duty Mini Cloth # 1


7 by 7 inches approximately after blocking
40 yards worsted weight cotton
Size 5 US needles
Exact gauge is not essential to this project
Stitches
K = knit stitch
P = purl stitch
Seed stitch = knit one stitch purl one stitch across row, next row knit all purls and purl all knits. Continue in this manner.
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated

Cast on 34 stitches

First 5 rows are done in seed stitch. ( I started with a knit stitch )


1) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
2) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
3) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
4) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
5) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
6) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p7, k10, p8, ( k1, p1 )x 2
7) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, p10, k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
8) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
9) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p2, k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
10) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
11) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p2, k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
12) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
13) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p2, k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
14) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
15) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k3, p3, k5, p2, k5, p3, k4, ( p1, k1 )x 2
16) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p2, k5, p4, k2, p4, k5, p3, ( k1, p1 )x 2
17) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p2, k4, ( p1, k3 )x 2, ( p1, k1 )x 2
18) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p4, k2, p4, ( k1, p3 )x 2, ( k1, p1 )x 2
19) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p2, k4, ( p1, k3 )x 2, ( p1, k1 )x 2
20) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p5, k2, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4,
( k1, p1 )x 2
21) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k4, p1, k6, p2, k6, p1, k5, ( p1, k1 )x 2
22) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p4, k1, p6, k2, p6, k1, p5, ( k1, p1 )x 2
23) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k4, p1, k6, p2, k6, p1, k5, ( p1, k1 )x 2
24) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p4, k1, p6, k2, p6, k1, p5, ( k1, p1 )x 2
25) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k5, p14, k6, ( p1, k1 )x 2
26) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p9, k6, p10, ( k1, p1 )x 2
27) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k10, p4, k11, ( p1, k1 )x 2
28) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
29) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
30) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
31) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
32) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
Seed stitch the last 5 rows, bind off. Weave in ends.
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