Saturday, September 10, 2005

If Only I Could Knit Sudoku

Hi

My name's Kathleen.

And I'm addicted to Sudoku.

It's my mum's fault, really. She was telling me about it on the phone one evening and asked if I'd seen the like over here yet. Nope, no idea what she was on about, but, as fate would have it, soemone passed me an English paper the following day at work to read between phone calls. After I finished catching up on who was sleeping with whom and got my fill of papparazzi snapshots, I came across a puzzle that looked a lot like the one Mum told me about. So I gave it a shot and thought it was a great little puzzle - full of numbers, but no math (my favourite!!). That evening, I raced home immediately googled sudoku and printed out 20 sheets of puzzles to do at work the next day.

Things got bad after that. It took my attention from knitting because sudoku didn't cause my hands to sweat in the summer heat. And I felt awfully clever whenever I finished a "moderate." Kind of hard to quit ego inflating of that scale ;)

Things have gotten better since. I'm limiting myself to the harder puzzles that take more time and now that there's "Killer Sudoku". So I keep it down to the Times printout - 3 puzzles daily and I'm turning my attention back to my knitting now that the weather is getting cooler and the new Knitty is out!!! I think Samus would look gorgeous on me in seafoam green.....will have to do some swatching today to make sure.

5 comments:

  1. Gee, they just started to put that puzzle in my local paper. I will give it a try.

    I just love that sweater too in knitty. I sent some fleece from my finn ram off yesterday I think I will spin the yarn and make that sweater. It should be soft. The sweater also looks like the rogue sweater I am knitting. It is hooded but also has celtic braiding.

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  2. i have a software that solves sudokos..lemme know if u want it :)..might eaze the pain..

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  3. I love Samus too! I have yarn that will work great, if only I could get the energy up to do something about it.

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  4. Thanks for the link to the Killer Sudoku article -- I'm ready for the next challenge!

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  5. If you're still hooked on Killer Sudoku, you can find daily Killer puzzles (aka Samunamupure) on my website: www.djape.net

    Happy solving!

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