Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.
[Harvey S. Firestone]
Speaking of definitions—ravel and unravel have about the same definition! They both refer to separating the fibers or threads of something (among other definitions). Wordsmiths might write a dissertation on the subtle differences between the two, but they can be used interchangeably. One would think that, whatever one meant, the other would mean the opposite like do and undo.
Speaking of unravel—I’m knitting a sleeve on the textured argyle sweater and have only unraveled it once. I always do the calculations for the taper on sleeves but still end up unraveling them at least once before I get them right. My daughter looked at the sweater, loved it, then added that she didn’t like rolled necklines. She thought it would be better with a V-neck. I must have gotten a dismayed look on my face because she immediately back-peddled. She said, “You wear turtlenecks so the rolled neckline will look good with those.” Good save, Rachel.
Katherine Misegades said:
Confession is, I like V-necks better too (and will do one in a woolen version of this) but this is cotton string and looks a bit rustic–like something I’d only wear with jeans. I think this huge cone might be one of those they used to have in butcher shops for tying wrapped meat. The sweater weighs a ton but looks kind of cool. I’m almost finished with the second sleeve.
helen (of troy) said:
and cleave can mean to cling to, or to split apart! Take your pick!
English is a funny language.
flamable and imflamable are another pair that mean the same thing…
I, too, like V necks better than roll necks.. but isn’t that part of the reason we knit? to have things made the way we like them? –even if our taste is uncommon (or even unconventional?!)