I can't believe I haven't posted all week! Thanks for the nice comments about Dolly. She's a sweetie and although she and Harley haven't exactly bonded, there's been no kitty warfare either. Mostly, they just stare at each other a lot.
I'm still amazed at how much Dolly looks like my old cat Charlotte. Like Charlotte, Dolly's a small cat, maybe 8 pounds, and very delicate looking. Here's an old scanned picture of Charlotte, peering down from her perch on top of my monitor.
I have been knitting, too. I've finished my hat from David's pattern. Since y'all seem fond of dorky pictures of me in hats, here's another one. Note to self: put on lipstick before taking pictures!
Pattern: David's Hat
Yarn: Pale Pink Elann Peruvian Baby Silk, for the lining; Gray Cascade 220; RPM Pink Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (leftover from my Very Cabley Mittens, which i should blog about someday).
Needles: size 4 circ for the lining and size 6 circs and dpn's for the body.
Mods: I went down a needle size to compensate for my loose knitting and added 10 stitches around (one pattern repeat) to compensate for my big head and the fact that I didn't want a tight hat. I also added 3 rounds of gray (one just below the colorwork and two just above) to make sure the hat covered my ears. The result is more cloche-y than I think David had in mind, but I'm very happy it!
There's also been baking. Many years ago, when I was young and married, I baked most of our bread. More recently, though, baking with yeast has been maybe an annual event. But last Sunday I made cinnamon rolls, and today I made Oatmeal Bread.
Guess what I had for dinner?