I could also have titled this post "no, I've NOT been smoking weed" but I decided not to.
Why, you ask?
And that's WITH cold/allergy meds. I am highly, highly allergic to the kitties. I was cleaning out their litter box and Squiggy brushed against the top of my head. BOOM! Instant red eyes, and they've just gotten worse and worse.
I've never been allergic to a cat before and I'm just flabbergasted that I'm so allergic to these guys.
Now I'm sure you're wondering how Squiggy was able to brush my head, so here you can see where they like to hang out (their litter box is under the counter):
They're such good cats, so I don't know what we're going to do.
I realized that in my excitement over Ravelry, I forgot to post about my finished Esprit socks. Here they are:
They look a little odd in that last picture, but I washed them last night and they got quite a bit narrower. They're still soaking wet so I haven't tried them on again but I'm hoping they'll be a little smaller.
I finished knitting my Mystery Stole last night and I decided that it desperately needs to be longer. Unfortunately back at clue 4 Melanie said the it was 1/3 of the way finished, and going by that information my stole would've been 120" + if I hadn't shortened it. She provided instructions for shortening it, and now that it's pretty much finished, it's way too short. :-(
I don't think I could block it hard enough to make it long enough for me to wear.
So, what to do? I finally decided to unzip the "wing" section, a la Joan Schrouder in either A Gathering of Lace of Best of Knitter's: Shawls and Scarves. (I'm sorry, I'm feeling too lazy to go look right now.)
Here I am unzipping the "wing:"
I've ripped back to the lifeline and now I'm working a bunch more of the cat's paw section. My plan is to go until I'm almost out of yarn, do the plain rows and yo/k2tog section, then zip it back together. I'll need to bury two more ends than I would've originally but I'll have a shawl that'll be wearable. I'm kind of excited!
The finished shawls I've seen are absolutely beautiful and not quite what I'd expected from the way my shawl looks unblocked. How fun!!!