The wait is over…..
Here is Hammy, the World’s Most Anti-Social Furry Pet! We got him in June, and this pic captures him on September 17, the first time he permitted himself to be held and petted, as befits a pet, without screeching hysterically or otherwise acting weird. Your Squeaker may have the physical advantage in this matchup, but Hammy is the Robert de Niro (‘You talkin’ to me?’) of the hamster world. Be very afraid.
Not scared yet? Get a load of these!
My pal Lis and I were out shopping last night and stopped in at ABC Carpet & Home, NYC’s outrageously overpriced kitsch-o-rama. On the main floor, no less, we came across these “wristlets”. They are knitted and/or crocheted confections of crappy yarn, felted to a twizzle–and such a bargain at 95 bucks (that’s dollars U.S.!!). And to think you could get a bag of beautiful Noro or Rowan, at retail, for that. Has the world gone completely mad?! (Yes.) Lis and I chose to entertain the staff by doing an impromptu photo shoot, with Lis modeling the fab gauntlets.
What were we out shopping for, you ask, my curious friend?? Let’s just say, ‘personal illumination devices’. Flashlights, rockclimbing headgear– you know. I tried to get the adorable salesboy at Paragon Sports to believe that I’m just another amateur spelunker-slash-Manhattan mom, who requires a lightweight lamp to wear on her forehead–no big deal. But Lis gave it up right away that my plan is to knit in the dark. Unfazed, the guy told us he sells them all the time to people who want to read, or barbeque, or whatever, in the pitch black. Lights on your head: they’re not just for spelunking anymore!
I’ve been knitting along, but nothing that’s ready for prime time. I’m on the last sleeve of the Core denim jacket from Rowans 21 and 29, in the Memphis shade, for myself–plenty of fiddling and sewing-up ahead. In fact, the sewing-up pile is wobbling these days. I fully intend to get to it….