January 12, 2009

Geeky on a Monday

It's been a fairly quiet weekend here, except for in the comments - holy cow, am I ever flattered by how much you all like that little cowl. I'm working on the pattern, and I'm getting it to test knitters...and then I'll figure out how to get it to you. (Patience please.) Most of the quietness was enforced by a little gift I've gotten from the planet, in the form of what appears to be a stress fracture in my left ankle - although the x-ray isn't back yet. (Joe says I certainly have had enough stress to fracture something, so maybe he's right.) I took up running a while back, and perhaps I did a little much a little soon. (Going too far, too fast would totally be in keeping with my personality.) The treatment for said fracture is apparently something called "staying off it", and I'm finding it hard. (That is also rather in keeping with the aforementioned personality.) The only thing keeping me down (as much as I am able) is knitting and the tv, and I'm combining the two rather brilliantly, I think.

I know that it's probably no big secret that I'm a huge geek. A Sci-fi geek, to be painfully precise, and if you're a Sci-fi geek, then you have to be knowing that this is a big week. On Friday, the final few episodes of Battlestar Galactica will finally air, and I will be watching, and hopefully, I will be wearing socks to match. (I know. Huge geek. I already copped to it.) When I realized that this is the week, I went through my stash until I found this skein


which is from Sereknity (Sereknity - get it? That's even geekier.) and it's called (drumroll for the geeks)
Eye of Jupiter! (If you're a BSG geek, you're going to totally get that.)

(Note for BSG geeks -wound up like that, doesn't it look like it did on Starbuck's wall?)


(Sereknity's "Classica" yarn in the Eye of Jupiter colourway, in the clever and lovely Leyburn pattern that's so perfect for busy yarn.)


I'm knitting it up just as quickly as I can, and frak it all, I will be wearing these by the time the series finale is on, if not sooner, and I know there's just got to be another BSG knitting geek out there who will join me. I dare you. (If you do it, send me a picture, will you? Joe thinks this urge is odd as fish. I could use a few normalizing comrades.)

I know that revealing that I am a geek of this magnitude will be shocking to some of you, and reassuring to others. Think what you will. You can't hurt me with it. To quote Blaine in the X-Files "I didn't spend all those years playing Dungeons and Dragons and not learn a little something about courage."

Geeks unite.

Posted by Stephanie at January 12, 2009 4:44 PM