Thursday, October 19, 2006

Answers And Another Question

My thanks to all who gave advice for the toe-up sock situation. I looked over the tutorials, and think that I will try that method someday. But for now I'm going to knit the second sock from the top down and graft it to the unfinished foot portion of the toe-up sock. I'll let you know how it goes.

Now for the answer to the question: How did Katrina come to be in the same room as a serial killer--repeatedly?

Let's take them one at a time:

A. Was the serial killer a distant relative of mine? Not this one. Hopefully no one else related to me is, either. Some of my in-laws might fit the bill, however...

B. Was he a patient at the dental office where I used to work? This was a popular answer, but no. We had some weird patients, that's for sure, but no serial killers that I know of.

C. Was my childhood babysitter's sister a victim of his? No, but she was murdered. It's a very sad story. It happened in the early 70's. My babysitter was going to go for a ride with her friend and her married boyfriend, but my babysitter didn't approve of the guy, so she didn't go. Her sister was suspicious of the guy and didn't want the friend to go with him alone, so she went along, and he shot them both. The murders didn't get solved right away, giving him time to attend both funerals. I was just a young child so I don't remember specifics, just scary feelings.

E. Did I attend high school with a serial killer? Probably, but not this one.

That leaves D. Was I a member of his jury? The answer is yes. The trial lasted for several months. Thankfully we weren't sequestered. But the details of this trial are not easily forgotten. After all this time, I still wake up from dreaming that I could somehow save the victims, by making sure this window was locked, that door securely deadbolted, and making sure this girl went somewhere else that night. Heavy stuff.

I will say one thing: the trial I served on was nothing like you see on TV or movies. There were definitely no Perry Mason moments, and there was A LOT of downtime.

So congratulations to Trek for being the first to answer correctly. Would you please email me (at katrina at hereintopeka dot com) with your snail mail address so I can send this nice yarn your way. I know you sent it to me once before, but that was months ago...

Nice try, Elspeth, but you didn't commit. Don't worry, you'll get another chance.

Are you ready for another question? Sadly, I don't have any more cotton angora. But I do have a stray skein of Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere in a blue-green color (also discontinued). Alas, that finishes my stash of extra yarn...Any future question would have to be rewarded with M&M's.

Since I mentioned high school in one of the options above, I thought I would ask a high-school related question. Here it is:

Katrina graduated from the same high school as this Olympic athlete (though not the same year). Was it:
A. Greg Louganis
B. Steve Prefontaine
C. Apollo Ono
D. Tonya Harding
E. Bruce Jenner

Be the first to answer this question correctly, with comments about the athlete you've chosen and why, and this cotton cashmere yarn is yours. Good luck to all.

Finally Blogger is cooperating enough for me to share a picture of the yarn that Mamie spun for me. Feast your eyes on this beauty:

It was so very thoughtful of Mamie to give this to me, especially considering I was the one who took her out of the Sock Wars. Thanks again, Mamie. I love it!

Speaking of the Sock Wars, tomorrow will mark 4 weeks that I've been going strong. I never would have predicted that. With any luck, I'll have the beauties I'm working on now ready to mail out this afternoon. If not, they'll go out first thing tomorrow morning. I'll be sure to show you pictures and let you know how the grafting went.

*My love to all*


mamma said...

So wait, who was the serial killer?

Anonymous said...

(Emailing you off-site)

This person undoubtedly has internet access in prison and probably googles his name for cheap thrills. He won't find any here.

Jennifer said...

Wow! I should have gone with my first instinct! Ah well.

My guess is Steve Prefontaine as he is an Oregon boy.

Tricia said...

Congrats on still going strong in the sock wars!!!! You rock! heehee. or maybe I should say "You sock!" heehee

Stephanie said...

Hey did you ever see the movie on Prefontaine? It was cheesy... but I cried anyway. Love you!


mamma said...

I'm gonna guess Tonya Harding. Sometimes I feel sorry for her.