In a galaxy far, far away . . .
Or maybe a week or so ago
In New Jersey . . .
. . . My daughter and a co-worker were on their way to lunch when DD's former supervisor walked by. She had transferred out of the supervisor's department because she couldn't stand him, so the co-worker thought a comment was appropriate.
CW: I feel a great disturbance in the Force,
as if millions of clams suddenly cried out in terror,
and were suddenly silenced.
CW: Clams, oysters, I always get them mixed up.
CW: You know, it's what Obi-Wan says when the Death Star blows up the planet Alderaan. "Millions of oysters cried out in terror."
DD: He didn't say oysters, he said voices.
CW: No, he said oysters. I've seen that movie a hundred times.
DD: It's voices! How could it be oysters? They never talk about "The Oysters of Alderaan."
It's hard to fathom how someone who has seen Star Wars a hundred times could hear "oysters" every time, but don't we all have song lyrics we've heard wrong (Sam and Janet Evening, Round John Virgin, Donzerlee Light . . .), and movie lines we've had to run the DVD five times to hear (I put the subtitles on when it gets that bad).
I think I mentioned last time that I started the Rainbow Socks from Magknits in Count Cluckula. I decided to do them toe-up, even though it may mean some fudging on the short-row design as I approach the heel.
I have learned a few things.
It turns out that the short row pattern starts on the side of the sock, not center back. My design is a quarter turn off, and doesn't look as interesting from the front. It will get frogged tonight.
Hey, at least I was smart enough not to try Magic Loop. Each sock now has its own circ and I am doing them one pattern repeat at a time. At least sock #2 is oriented correctly.
I increased the stitch count to 68 stitches, since a 56-stitch sock on #1 needles seemed too small for me. The last line of the directions for the short row section don't quite work. It seemed to me that they should work, since I increased by a multiple of four. However, the pattern kind of eats up stitches in multiples of five because you work the "turned stitch" (I am wrapping a la Cat Bordhi) and then knit four more stitches.
OK, I may have to frog back to the toe on both socks. Huh.
Hey, it's Count Cluckula. Vampires are supposed to be scary.