OK, there's something else I've been holding out on you guys about...
You remember last month when I was whining about having to report for jury duty
. Federal court in Brooklyn. Well... you see... it turns out that they were looking for jurors for this trial
Can you say "holy crap!"? I had joked to my sister and mother that as long as it's not the Gotti retrial
I'd be OK with it. Yeah, well, I was wrong--I didn't know anything about this one... until after the judge introduced us to the attorneys and defendants, and described the case to us, and we filled out the 50-page questionnaire. I had to start calling in on February 2nd to see if I had to go back in for additional questioning. I've been calling in every day since then and my number finally came up for this past Thursday.
(Oh, I forgot to tell you that this is going to an anonymous jury. Yup. I would only be known by my number. And this jury is going to be brought into and out of the courthouse by court officers every day--for their protection. And this trial is expected to last about 12 weeks... it just gets better and better, doesn't it?)
Believe it or not, I had some serious reservations about serving on this case--like, what if my identity became known? Anyway, I went before the judge (and lawyers and defendants), was questioned by the judge for about 10 minutes, and was excused from the trial. I don't want to go into specifics about why I might have been excused (which would only be conjecture on my part), but let's just say having a blog--any blog--doesn't hurt your chances of being excused...
OK, enough about that... aside from getting excused, the next best thing about Thursday was that while I was waiting, I was able to finish the leg on my Vesper sock!
Garter rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks,
Vesper sock yarn (Bleu), Size 2 Addi Turbos (40")
I could've started the heel flap, but my concentration level wasn't there so I thought better of it. I brought the watchcap as well, so I worked on that--mindless 2x2 ribbing.
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Well, now that I'm a free woman, I headed up to Vermont this weekend to celebrate my freedom and Valentine's Day with my dear fiance. He just got home from work and he's got a new buddy waiting for him.
Oh... and apparently winter has come back to Vermont. Here's what the temperature is outside right now.