Monday, February 14, 2011
Isaz is as done
Hoorah! My Isaz socks for our KAL are done! After much ripping out because suddenly following patterns is outside of my skill set, I finally got down to the feet, added a couple of diamonds down the foot, and finished them at Saturday's knit group meetup...
... where I sat in the rocking chair in the corner with my own box of Kleenex because I'm still sick. I was just getting over the last cold and subsequent sinus infection, when last week I came down with a fresh set of sniffles. But now I've got a clue where they're coming from. While complaining to our lab preparator that I was feeling sick again, Julie said, "You want to see why?" I said, "Um... what?" She whips out some petri dishes that the Bi 103 class had been using in their immunology unit. They'd sampled surfaces all around the lecture hall, incubated the plates for two days, then counted the bacteria colonies. Most of the surfaces showed some bacteria as one would expect, but the touch screen that runs our projection system was gross. It was disgusting. Even after only two days of incubation, the plate was solid bacteria. Nasty! But who thinks of washing a computer screen, even if it is a touch screen? I'm going in there with some disinfectant and blitz the bejeezus out of that screen and the mouse and everything else I handle in there. Between that and washing my hands after handling student papers, maybe I can get well again. I've been sick for a month now, and it's getting tiresome.
As for those Isaz socks, watch for the pattern to go up on Ravelry when the KAL is over.