I’ve finally hit my stride on my latest WIP, Farm to Market Mitts. They are such a nice pattern, but honestly I have a bit of regret paying for it because they were so big on me that I’ve had to modify, which I have no problem doing but on a paid pattern… it just annoys me a little.
For the yarn, I’m using one skein of Lana D’Oro that has a great story behind it. Back in college, I was much hungrier for yarn than I am now (which makes sense, I knit a lot more and had more disposable income because I wasn’t paying $3500/month in student loans) and would gladly take yarn from anyone, despite the color, usefulness, or cleanliness. By my logic, if I didn’t like the yarn I could always donate it to Hooks and Needles, which also needed lots of yarn since well-intentioned fibercraft students were always making off with it.
So, one weekend after a yarn crawl through the city of Rochester, my friend Ash got a call that she won a gift box! So, we picked it up, and in exchange she told me that I could have any of the yarn in the box that she didn’t want. That’s how I got several single skeins of Lana D’Oro in colorways that don’t go together at all.
(Spoiler alert: I ended up getting almost all the yarn that she won that day when we graduated, as she was moving and didn’t want to take any yarn that she didn’t have a plan for.)
Anyway, here is the sad cat photo promised by the title. JT got a bad cut on his paw and had to have surgery. He also has to stay inside until the sutures come out, which will happen 12 days from now. Twelve days is like a lifetime for him, so he’s been letting us know every second that he wants to go out.
If we give him attention, he’ll be fine – but hands must be on him. If he falls asleep on my lap while I’m watching Netflix and I move him so I can get up to go to the bathroom… he will run to find me and meow at me, probably to tell me how upset he is that I left him in his moments of need.