just a peek into my life lately...
I learned to knit cables! Yay! I don't know why I thought cabling was going to be completely terrifying, but it took me nine or ten years of knitting to try it. And y'know what? It's totally not difficult or scary. Naturally I had to make some cabled hexipuffs!
pretty iron scrollwork on church doors
One of my very favorite fruits is now in season-- clementines! And how darn cute is the Poppy logo?
This sweet kitty found me when I was walking back from my knitting group last week. She was so affectionate that she started following me after I had been petting her for a few minutes and I had to say, "You can't come with me, I have two kitties! You have your own family, kitty!" What a sweetheart.
On a more somber note, my heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut--and I think pretty much everyone has been affected. I still can't even fathom how something like that could happen. So please-- hug people and tell them how much they mean to you at every opportunity. Be a little more kind than is strictly necessary. And let's work toward finding a way to prevent atrocities like this. I've been pretty appalled with reactions to this tragedy that I've seen on Facebook and Twitter and around the blogosphere, especially those claiming that these events are some sort of divine revenge for living in a diverse nation with diverse beliefs. Let's just stop that train of thought before it leaves the station, because historically, blaming a country's problems on a religious group (or non-religious, as the case may be) hasn't led to anything good. Instead, let's focus on finding concrete ways to make sure horrors like this are prevented in the future.