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.

    • Devin says:

      I put the yarn away in time out to think about what it has done and went to something easy and mindless instead.

  3. widdershins says:

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

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