Kage Baker would have been amused at the date – it’s rife with symmetry and mathematical posing. It ought to mean something. Does it? It adds up to 5 from both ends … might mean something. But it’s actually a meaningless artifact, a bit of pattern that means nothing at all, except that it is symmetrical enough to catch the eye.

Kage would not have been pleased, though, at the day-long failure of trusted artifacts I’ve faced today. She regarded the computer as magic; it was supposed to work whenever called upon. No excuses allowed. And something called a “server” was definitely never off the hook.

And yet … this is the first time today I have been able to get on to WordPress – their signs say their servers have been misbehaving, and say that it’s probably Mark’s fault. Curse you, Mark!

In the meantime, I’ve found other things to do. I am deep into knitting – have just finished 2 1/2 inches of detestable ribbing in a lace weight yarn and a teeny tiny gauge, and escaped into the wider world of stockinette stitch. My needles are flying! So that’s the part of the evening I am in now.

Our story will resume tomorrow – unless Mark screws up again.

About Kate

I am Kage Baker's sister. Kage was/is a well-known science fiction writer, who died on January 31, 2010. She told me to keep her work going - I'm doing that. This blog will document the process.
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4 Responses to 3/22/11

  1. Devin says:

    I wish you better knitting luck than I! I just had to rip out the entire body of an alice starmore gansey knit with handspun on size 3 needles! I got gauge, but the torso turned out 9 inches wider than it should. I was not about to use my handspun on something for a sweater for which I will need to for a home!


  2. Kate says:

    Eeek! An almost ultimate nightmare! And after you checked your gauge and everything? Oh, my utter sympathies to you … on the other hand, if the gansey came out 9 inches too wide, you know you’ll have enough yarn to finish it properly. That’s a consolation. I guess.

    Once I got past the ribbing and feeling sorry for myself about it, the body of the piece is just flying along. So my luck has returned. Hope yours does.


  3. widdershins says:

    WordPress was definitely having a hissy fit yesterday, but all seems to be forgiven today


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