It has been just over a year since we adopted that wee sick lil' kitty we named Teek. He started out with us weighing barely two pounds but with sessions in a nebulizer, plenty of meds and love, he very quickly ate his way to health. He's such a healthy eater that he's been on a diet for the last few months. Dude now weighs close to 17 pounds.
I don't know if I've ever met a cat with more personality than this nutter. He's always hamming it up. Every time I post a photo of him on flickr I always feel like I need to add that none of the photos were staged.
The Husband and I flew down to Austin last weekend to finish the last chapter of our time there.
We sold the house.
I'm sad to see it go, but I know some time in the future we'll have another special little house to reshape and make our own. For now, I'll spend some time remembering that amazing kitchen (I'm still kind of shocked that I built that,) our pretty green mosaic tiled bathroom and thanking (and scolding) whoever left Bicoe behind for us to find.
I've finished the first Noro Striped Sock. It really isn't that momentous until I consider that I haven't finished a sock since last September. By the time the second is off the needles, it will have been a year. A year! I've started a few socks over the months, but none have them were working for me. Every single one, riiiiip.
After the last post someone asked how I was alternating between the two ends of the skein. All I'm doing is carrying the yarn up when it's time to switch every 5 rows. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to colour changes too; I simply wrap the two strands together as one for the first stitch and then drop the old yarn. I did the colour changes directly down the back of the leg until the heel. For the foot I moved it over to the side so I won't have to walk on the line of extra yarn. Easy!
The yarn was coming out in clumps of the center of the skein so for the second sock I've split the remainder into two balls. Should make things a little more manageable for Wednesday's airplane knitting. Gotta go pack my flipflops...