knitting

Cat v. Mouse

I had no idea Hermes could dedicate this much attention to anything but sleep. He spent over three hours last night staring at the underside of our fridge because I suspect a mouse was hiding under it. He stared at it so long, in fact, that he forgot to wake me up at 2:30 the way he normally does and I got to sleep until 5:30 (is it wrong for me to hope he doesn’t catch the mouse in the near future?). This morning, I didn’t even see him until mid-afternoon because he was so busy staring at the underside of the stove. He was like a bookend, he held so still.


Do you know what this is?

If you guessed the start of my Christmas list, then you’re spot on. You see here half a dozen dish clothes waiting for their accompanying hand towels. I have the towels and the sewing on them is mostly done, I just need to make the crocheted hangers.

I finished the second pocket lining for the London Calling sweater. It is cooling off for a few days while I get caught up on the other projects that went to pot during my hell unit, namely on the aforementioned gifts and also on a pair of socks that I started just because I had the urge to knit socks. I’ve got the heel turned on the first one, just finishing up the gusset shaping. This is the first pair of top-down socks I’ve ever made, and they’re turning out rather well. I always forget how long it takes to knit socks until I actually sit down to knit them. It’s taken me seven disks of Gundam Wing to get where I am now, though I think I might have been working on other things through about half of that. And then of course there’s disc 5, which has 3 episodes of nothing but rehashing the last four disks, so I normally skip that one.

 

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