Thanks for all the great entries in the haiku contest I’ve received thus far. You people are very talented, I must say. Remember, you have til midnight Eastern Time on Thursday to enter — leave your entry in the comments for yesterday’s post.
I’ve got two judges: one knitter and one non-knitter. They will be submitting their top picks from among the entries, and I’ll create a poll with those entries for Sunday’s post and you all can vote for your favorite.
It’s all very scientific, you know?
I have a new sock design on the needles.
I spent part of Saturday and all day Sunday fiddling with new sock patterns and by Sunday night had tweaked this one to my satisfaction. It is being knit from Fleece Artist Merino in the “Aegean” colorway, and I’m knitting the non-twisty bits with a 2mm needle and the twisty bits with a 2.5mm needle. It’s a very entertaining knit, because you do little cable twists on every other row. That also makes it a somewhat slow knit. But that’s okay.
I had a couple of names in mind for the pattern, but while writing this, I realized that now and forever, I will think of this pattern as “Twisty Bits Socks.” So be it.
I went back to work today and was pleasantly surprised to find my ailing computer back in my office. It booted up, I logged on, no problems. But all my data and settings were gone. They had backed it all off onto a portable drive, but it took my five hours and numerous phone calls to get someone to bring the freaking drive down and restore my data.
When I left the office, all my data was restored and I was working on restoring all my program settings.
It’s like a Festivus miracle.