12 June 2006

The Perp

Here she is, the big bad kitty cat that dived off the balcony and then scratched her rescuer. There's a metaphor for something in that, I'm sure. Anyway, she's been all nonchalant about it the last two days. This morning she had great fun lounging around with me. It's a good thing she's so cute.

Observe, too, the groovy sheets I scored at Walmart last week. $20 for the whole set. They're that t-shirt material, which I haven't quite made up my mind on, but for $20 I'm not going to complain.

We also have for your enjoyment a picture of my foray into two-circ knitting. I'm not sure why the picture is so darn blurry; obviously still working on that focus thing. The camera seems to be fixated with the lovely yarn (and who can blame it? I think the SP said it was called Opal, which I've never heard of before but is delightful) rather than the knitted tube I'm constructing. Anyhoo, I'm pleased to report that I started to make the transition stitches, i.e., the first two or three on the new needle, as tight as I could, and the whole thing looks much better. You can't see it here, but the laddering problem seems to have gone, and the gauge looks tighter and more even. I did have some issues today with somehow all the stitched getting onto one needle and having to be slipped back to their rightful place. This may have had to do with the fact that I was watching Dr. Phil's show about horrible in-laws.

In actual news today, I was greatly amused to see that Richmond's mayor Doug Wilder debated some people protesting outside of City Hall today. Apparently the protesters are steamed over, among other things, the re-routing of bus stops from in front of the Library. There's video if you care to watch. Funny man. (Oh, and about the re-routing of the bus stops: I haven't seen any official statistics, but anecdotally I can tell you that I haven't heard a single shouting match since they moved half of the bus stops from in front of the building, and the traffic certainly seems less congested.)

Just had an email from Mom telling me Kenny's plane back from Ghana landed. Welcome back, brother!


Anonymous said...

Huh.. just hit me that you all start with a "K"..

Your knitting may be blurry, but it seems you're getting the hang of it! Try using the macro function on your camera, that might take care of the blur. Opal is a brand of sock yarn, and they make tons of fun colors! Keep up your practice, one of these days you might get some real nice sock yarn in a box..


Kathy said...

Make sure that you tell SP that your dad's name and yes, even the dog's name begins with "K'. As a reminder, three of you have KRG as initials. Creative parents.

Kelly said...

It's all too true. Oh, and my roommate has a K name as well. (For a while there I had two roommates, and we all had K names. They thought this was hilariously novel; I was all jaded to the alliteration thing.)

Kathy said...

Just happened to think that the one that is no longer a KG became the KGB! There are worse initials to have.

Kenny said...

Thank you, sister!