Cold and Hungry

I'm very close to finishing my ripple afghan.  I have two more repeats of the pattern (16 rows total) and then about 4 rows of edging and it will be off my needles.  Of course, I have a ton of ends to weave in and I have to bind off the provisional cast-on.  So I am probably looking at next weekend before I can actually call this complete.  Of course, by then, the temperatures here in Central Florida will be back up into the 80s.  It has been really nice to knit this blanket while the temperatures have been in 40s and 50s.

Almost Complete
Two weekends ago, I was in D.C. It was just a short visit, only two days.  I took a day trip to Philadelphia, where I got to eat an authentic Philly cheese steak from Geno's.  The sandwich was delicious but the real story is how incredibly cold it was that Sunday morning in Philly.  It was all we could do to eat it while the freezing wind cut right through us.  The only good thing I can say about cold weather is you can really make do with a lot of hand-made knits.

Me at the Love Statute

Me and Sister-in-Law eating at Geno's

Liberty Bell and Me
I had to leave Mr. Grumpbump and the cats at home during my weekend trip.  Of course, they got along famously without me.  The cats didn't even complain if Mr. G forgot to feed them; they love him that much.   Not that it would hurt the Mace; she's a bit on the pudgy side.  The vet recommended we put Miss Macy on a diet, meaning special food and no treats.  Lucky for us, Macy appears to like the food (she eats it) as does Delilah.  I have continued to feed Delilah wet food every morning and evening because, like the rockstar she is, Delilah never gains weight and remains an itty bitty kitty.  

I can't leave Miss Macy alone in her weight management struggle, so I have also decided to try Weight Watchers again.  Mace and I commiserate nightly about our struggle with hunger.  :)

The Mace Face

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