Friday, November 9, 2012

FO Friday!

I have a few projects that I've been meaning to share, but just haven't gotten around to posting due to all the fun and excitement of VK Live. First, I finished my Gradient Serendipity Scarf in Himalayan Trail, a heavenly blend of merino and yak:

I also crocheted some slippers that actually fit me! Holy crapazoids! I used the skein of Manos Wool Clasica in Forest Floor that I snagged via Craftsy deals a while back and paired it with some Berocco Peruvia that was lurking in my stash (sale alert! Craftsy is having a pre-Black Friday sale this week which includes some amazing deals on Manos yarn!). The pattern is available for free here on Craftsy and is super easy to whip up quick. Tilly approves of these slippers immensely - she kept rubbing her face on them like a weirdo. This was the best photo I could get of both her and the slippers!

I finally finished re-knitting the toes on Tyler's Cure nerd socks. Now that they're washed and blocked, they're ready for yet another Chicago winter:

Last but not least, I'd like to veer off-topic and share some news about one of my best little buddies, Robin. Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of his diagnosis of Feline Chronic Renal Failure (CRF). He had his six-month checkup at the vet on election day and passed with flying colors - our vet is very pleased with his numbers. They are holding steady, having only crept up a tiny bit since his last checkup six months ago (the low end of what's considered 'high', if that makes any sense!). I'm so happy to know that his disease hasn't advanced to the next stage, and thankful that we'll still have more months and maybe even years to spend with our furry friend.
Robin circa 2010, sporting a shaved armband upon his release from kitty hospital where he had his kidneys flushed after his first crash and initial diagnosis.
Robin today: snuggling monsters! 
Tilly got some not-so-great news from the vet - Ms. Pudgy Cat needs to go on a diet! While she is healthy with properly-functioning organs, she has continued to gain weight, weighing nearly the same as Robin (who is much bigger than her). She's starting to get a little arthritis in her hips, so losing weight would really help manage that. It's time to start counting calories for our dear Ms. Tilly!
Does that mean I still get treats?

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