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Ridiculous Hiatus but Brilliant News

28 May 2009

Hello to one and all.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted…I promise I will not leave you all like that again.  [I know…you were weeping nightly for lack of news from Chez KLYMI, weren’t you?]

FibreSpaceLogoMany exciting things happening, as always, with super-duper number one being A Home for Knit-A-Gogo.  Yes, Danielle is taking the plunge and opening a storefront in Old Town Alexandria.  Let there be much rejoicing! Construction has already begun inside the store, to provide dedicated classroom space as well as room for lots and lots of beautiful yarn. Meanwhile, Danielle is already plotting classes for the summer, including one on this cool cardigan. Ooh, aah…


Photo by Meghan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Only slightly less important, of course: here’s another clouded lopard cub photo (CLCP).  Wait, wait, don’t commit me – a writer for the New York Times says it makes sense that we watch other animals:

Animals are built to watch other animals, and for animals like us, otherwise separated from the natural world, there’s consolation in it. Television is in truth a poor substitute. —Richard Conniff, The Consolation of Animals

So there!  I can watch the cat all I want!  [Though it probably is what makes her plot my death.] Moving on, though, the National Zoo Flickr photostream also has some very cool photos of other large cats, including Jaguars and Ocelots that National Zoo scientists observed in a forest in Peru.

I love that the Zoo is on Flickr.  Whoever decided that was a good idea…thank you!

Finally, and I am under no delusion that anyone but me is interested in this, I am researching children’s sock sizes.  I’m deep into knitting socks for my nieces (10, 8, and 2) and every sock I knit turns out a little wrong.  I can just TELL.  Wikipedia has a nice rundown on shoe-size-versus-foot length, and this site had some info as well, but I have this feeling that even though my 8-year-old niece has feet as long as mine, they’re probably skinnier than mine.  Right?  If you can save me from the madness that is frogging and reknitting, do get in touch…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 May 2009 4:49 pm

    Ooh. Ocelots. Long time fan, but no one knows what I’m talking about.

    Here’s a new animal obsession for you… Pygmy Jerboa.

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