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Have you noticed a couple of new buttons in my sidebar? I feel it necessary to mention that, while I am a knitter without cats, I have no sour feelings toward cats. In fact I love cats. I just can't have them in my apartment... nor around my allergy-ridden family...
I'm also excited to have finished the first Clessidra stocking. I put it down for months (very unlike myself, I know), but then when I picked it up again I was only about half way into the leg and yet I finished the rest within a week, and that on a very tight schedule. I'm still torn as to whether or not to complete the set (though my slightly OCD tendencies may not allow me to stop at one). I have decided, however, that I must make these. It was the photos over at Pipe Dreams and Purling Plans that really swayed me. I think they look very wearable, unlike most of the socks I have made so far.
Of course I now feel guilty when knitting as I have so many more urgent tasks to conquer, starting with the classes I am taking on my own time (and trying to finish before Gabe makes his big debut), and continuing on with all the necessary room-rearranging and reorganizing, again before Gabe's arrival. Knitting is good therapy for my soul though, so I don't think I'll force myself to cut it out completely. I just can't spend every waking hour at home knitting Christmas gifts this year. Maybe some day again... Until then there is much to do!