There’s so much sadness, isn’t there? It’s overwhelming, and there’s nothing to be done about it. I’m sorry. And I don’t want it to be like, “Redshirt Knitting? Oh, that’s a great blog. Except for the way it makes me weep unconsolably.”
I started the Twine Cowl from Sweet Shawlettes which will be making its stop on the Blog Tour here on Sunday. (Reminder: Sims Sunday will be pushed back to Monday.) Had to do some calculations to account for a yarn substitution. Then I had to fiddle with the cable a bit, because I was using twice as many stitches.
This comes close to what I want. But as usual, I forgot that a “good” gauge in stockinette is a “too tight” gauge when you work cables. Let’s think of it as a really big swatch.
In kitty news, I’ve taken the first few steps to introducing a new cat. It’s sooner than I might have planned. But Kimble, who has always been clingy, is starting to develop separation anxiety. And although it runs counter to every instinct as an animal-lover, you’re not doing an animal any favors when you coddle a separation anxiety.
This ASPCA method seems sound to me. It’s your basic acclimation routine. But the logistics are tricky, because I have a small home, and I don’t have a separate room.
Luckily I have the luxury of New Cat living next door, at my landlord/neighbor’s house. There’s no ticking clock, so we can start small.
I decided to start by bringing her over and letting her spend half an hour in Kimble’s cat carrier. Just chilling, getting used to the place, letting them peer at and sniff each other.
Here’s Kimble, sniffing the box that she came in.
While she peers out at him from his crate.
And much petting and reassurance and treats, of course. It’s not going too badly so far. Fingers crossed!