As of Sunday, I have a new apartment mate! Lotus came to live with me, and we are experiencing a typical roomate-falling-out. She's nocturnal, I wake up during the day. She likes bland food, I like onions, garlic, and pepper. She can tolerate sitting on my lap, but god help me if I pester her when she's napping on top of her hot pad (another thing that bugs me-- she likes to be super warm, even for a hedgie, even at 82 degrees F she sits on her hot pad and snoozies!). This is evidenced by her angry face, as shown above.
We both love sitting on the couch, though. I don't know what's up with her and my leather couch, but she likes to crawl under the fleece pillow and nap. Which is cute :) She's a bit camera shy, so maybe I can get some cute head shots at a later time.
Oh, yeah, I've been knitting too. Behold, one sock of two that I'm making for my Uncle Mike, a guy who could use some more socks.
The pattern is improvised from these socks (ravelry link) I wanted to do a toe-up version that was easier to fit, so basically it's just a toe-up sock with the pattern repeat. I think it's a really nice, mellow pattern that's easy to memorize and looks impressive without a lot of work... just my type :)
I'm also making a bit of a surprise. This is going to be a free pattern up when I finish it, because it is... blatant copyright infringement... hehe. I think people will be excited when I post this.
Anyway... have a good week :O