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Still Winter Here

Nicky is still not amused.

Nicky Still Not Amused
I even tried his favorite catnip mouse, but no. He just curled himself up tighter and sighed. Cat depression in a horrible thing to see.

So, I didn't tell you about my socks. I'm using Lang's Jawoll Magic (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon) that I got in Nova Scotia at Have A Yarn in Mahone Bay. The color is creatively titled "84.0009", which isn't much help. It's like a pastel rainbow. I will look like a herd of My Little Ponies gave their hides so my feet will be warm:

MLP Socks

I'm trying out a new pattern which is just like my old pattern, but it is somewhat different. It's "Wise Hilda's Basic Ribbed Socks", and I like it. 

I got a Tardis mug from my husband for Christmas, which you can see in that picture, a little. The Tardis disappears when you pour hot liquid in it:

Tardis Mug
As you can see, I have drunk half a cup of warm liquid. Mmmmm, cinnamon vanilla tea from Stash!

Did you notice my needles? They are different. They are called Karbonz Needles:

Karbonz Needles
They are US size 1.5 (2.50 mm), a size I did not have (well, a size I could not seem to find), and Barb got them for me when she went to Stitches East in Hartford.  I really love these needles! From the Webs website (you can order them from Webs; they are becoming more well-known in local stores, too -- Cashmere Goat in Camden has circulars in stock, I believe):

"Knitter's Pride Karbonz 8" Double Pointed Needles have the spectacular flex and tensile strength of carbon fiber, the same material used in aerospace engineering, with a smooth, warm feel that's easy on the hands. These lightweight carbon needles have shiny, smooth, nickel-plated brass tips, flawlessly tapered to a perfect point."

They are also reviewed on Webs'  blog

I have half a sock left to knit. I hope it warms up soon! If it doesn't, Nicky will sleep himself to death.

Nick Snoozes 3

Blogging Again

Sorry, I got bored with my blog, and I meant to kill it off. Quietly, you know? Some people really can't give up, and I am one of them, apparently.

All five of you who actually read my blog (you know who you are) will be happy, and the other 150+ who come for the free patterns will be happy too, because I'll probably continue posting new patterns, rarely. And I am glad that I can be of some small service to you :)

So you can look forward to posts about my wonderful, amazing knitting (snicker, snicker), and my cat pictures, and whatever else pops into my head. I will not be posting everyday; that got really boring, but I will post occasionally. By that I mean at least one post per week.

To close, here is the requisite cat picture -- he's mad at the world. It is 0˚ outside.