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When I said it was time to cast on for another sock!

Believe it or not, it’s my first time knitting Koigu, and seriously, y’all, it’s like buttah. And I’m also using my ebony DPNs for the first time . . . the combination is so lovely that it’s making me a little woozy. Seriously. (as in “seriously spoiled” . . . I have a feeling that the scratchy Lion Brand sock yarn in my stash will never see the light of day now!)

Also, why are the letters starting to wear off of only the “S” and “E” keys on my keyboard?

do I really use these two keys that much more often than the others?

No progress on the feral kitties; thanks to everyone so far who has asked/commented. We kind of took tonight off from trying to catch them, but will likely get back on track with it tomorrow. We did dust the deck yesterday with diatomaceous earth, which is supposed to kill the fleas on contact, and this afternoon I noticed zillions of tiny white dusty kitten pawprints all over the deck! So cute.

Actual knitting! Really!!

So, just to prove that it’s not “all spinning all the time” here at Skittermagoo now that I have a wheel, I have some finished socks!

These have been in the works for quite a while now; for some reason I had a hard time motivating myself to work on them. It wasn’t the yarn, ’cause I love the way it transitioned from one color to the next . . . not to mention that in general I lurrrrve the Trekking. I’m still not sure what was holding me up. In any case, a finished pair of socks means one thing: time to cast on another sock!

In other news, Hub and I have been trying to humanely trap the feral mother cat and her five feral kittens who have set up house under our backyard deck . . . this morning we set up the trap with sardine bait, and momcat went in, had a snack, and came out without tripping the switch. Hub checked the trap, and was able to trip it, and set it up again. Again, the kitty went in, ate, and came out without tripping it. So, at least she’s not scared of the trap!! We’re going to try again later, and hopefully position the bait closer to the little plate that trips the spring — hopefully that is the problem, and not that she is some sort of magic weightless cat.

Have I also mentioned how much I love the new version of Moveable Type? With very few exceptions, it has caught the comment [email protected] that had been vexing me before the upgrade.

Assorted . . .

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The weekend was fun and fast . . . on Saturday I got to meet another knitblogger! Yarnmaven Julia was in Dallas for the weekend with her adorable daughter visiting family, so of course I had to drag her away to do a bit of yarn shopping! And shopping we did . . . I broke my self-imposed yarn-spending boycott, but only because I found a great deal. Seriously. Oh, like you’d pass up enough half-price Noro Cash Iroha to make a whole sweater. Half Price!!! This is the yarn that I swore to myself I would buy if I ever found it in the clearance rack at the Woolie Ewe. Yep, thinking I’d never ever ever see it there. Unfortunately I was in such a hurry to finally post again that I forgot to take a picture.

But I did remember to bring my camera on Saturday, and Julia’s sweet mom took a photo of us:

In other news, I hate the time change. I know that in a couple weeks I will get used to it and will love the extra hours of daylight in the evenings, but for now, it sucks ass. Here it is 9ish pm, and I feel like it’s only 8ish, and I’m already starting to resent the fact that I am not going to feel ready to go to bed later. And then in the morning I’ll get up in the pitch dark to go to work. Of course, the later daylight is useful for things like househunting (shhh!), but oh, I hate it for now.

And speaking of which, I have tons of crap to do before I can even think about bedtime, so I’m off for now. But I promise to come back tomorrow . . . I promise!

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