When I was a child there was no such thing as cable television, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or any other of a number of subscription services that allow you to watch a show “on demand.” In fact, in many markets there weren’t more than three channels people could watch.
Instead, people congregated in front of a television set to watch a show in what can best be described as “en famille,” and one of my family’s favorites was the game show, Jeopardy.
For those readers unfamiliar with the object of the game, this description from the Jeopardy broadcast history sums it up succinctly:
Jeopardy! is an American television quiz show created by Merv Griffin, in which contestants are presented with trivia clues in the form of answers and must phrase their responses in the form of a question.
When I got out of bed this morning, I wanted to know: Could I complete two rows of “If pigs (and dogs and birds and bears and frogs and lions and turtles) could fly” ?
As of sunset yesterday I had gotten this far:
So this morning, after coffee, breakfast, and walking the dog, I contemplated my own personal Jeopardy answer:
The amount of time needed to finish two rows of my current UFO.
I got out my 5.5 mm hook, the assortment or yarns that comprise this project, my Leisure Arts pamphlet #3362 and got to work. As sunset neared, I had finished two rows. Almost.
Here is what I got done today:
and here it is pictured with what I had done before:
Today was a relatively errand and obligation-free day which is not the forecast for tomorrow, but at least I know that if I can string together just three more errand-free days, I will be very close to being ready to block this piece; then I can add the border, and I might (just might) have it done by the time February draws to a close.