I seem to be droning on a lot about non-knitting stuff lately, don’t I? I think this is because I am in the throes of my annual February Funk. I don’t seem able to get too enthusiastic about any of my knitting (or anything at all, really), the weather is dreary, and I seem to have forgotten how to sleep. But I know it will pass, so I slog on with the knitting. And I offer you some random observations and thoughts, you lucky things.
Confession: I love Rap Cat. Lucy may not agree with me, but I find him strangely compelling. I might have to join the Rapcat fan club. But I am publically promising here and now not to buy a little Rapcat outift for Lucy to wear.
Knit-related confession: I am a huge Lime & Violet fangrrl! I almost never listen to podcasts, but on a whim listened to the Lime & Violet podcast for the first time last week and it just cracked me up. Love ya, Miss Lime! Love ya, Miss Violet! If I knew where you were, geographically speaking, I might hafta stalk y’all. (Just kidding about the stalking. Honest.)
Knitting message board confession: On my first attempt to register for the Lime & Violet Message Board of DOOOM I made many, many feeble attempts to correctly type in the confirmation string of letters, and made a mistake every time. The registration process finally kicked me out and told me politely to try again later. Gah, I am lame! But I did successfully register later the same day.
Lunchtime hijinks: A couple of you asked if we had coffee and/or watercooler in our office. To this I respond: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! We should be so lucky. All coffee and water has to be purchased. Well, there are drinking fountains out in the hallways, but you could not pay me enough to drink from one of them.God only knows what is swimming in the pipes here.
Today’s still life with sock-in-progress:
Sock-in-progress as Coke Can Cozy.
(A couple of you were concerned that Teddy has not been modeling my sock-in-progress lately. Fear not, he is not ill, nor has he been made redundant. He’s on vacation. Aruba, I think.)
In answer to a comments question, I find feather and fan to be moderately stretchy in a sock. At least, my feather and fan socks do not fall down. But that could be due to fat legs rather than stretchy socks.
New sock yarn! New sock yarn!
Lorna’s Laces in the new “Envy” colorway — purchased from The Loopy Ewe, of course!
Today’s Cromarty pic:
Today’s Lucy pic:
She is being nonchalant here. Only very rarely does Lucy bother my yarn. And the last time she did, it was to unwind a small ball of cashmere I had left over from knitting a scarf. Girl’s got taste.
My new toy:
My new iPod Shuffle. Swoon! How tiny is it?
And here he is, getting a playlist downloaded to him from my iTunes library. Note the mess around my computer!
And a random fact:
L-B thinks I’m weird because when I was talking to her on the phone a little while ago I stuck my head inside the clothes dryer so my voice would have an echo. Really, I don’t see anything weird about that.