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Too Many Disconnected Things For Me To Come Up With A Good Title – And No, I’m Not Going To Settle For Random Wednesday

Filed under: Holidays,Knitting,Rats!,Second Life — folkcat at 3:22 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

With the Rattie Sisters living more peacefully together, I have more time that I can spend doing other things. One of those has been knitting on the Rusty Entrelac Bag.

I’m now into the 8th round of squares. I started using black a couple of rounds ago. Imagine a black iron pot getting rusty from the top down.

Rusty Entrelac Bag, Round 8

At this point, I’ll be using black through the rest of the bottom of the bag. Then I’ll probably use one of the reds for the handles, maybe with some yellow here and there for an accent.

Mind you, the Rattie Sisters are still getting adequate time out of the cage, and all the attention they ask for. Something is changed, though. Lola, last night, sat under a blanket on my lap for 15 to 20 minutes. Not running around like there’s too much to see and do and she has to try to see and do it all in the next 15 seconds or she’s going to just die. Just sat quietly under there, enjoying my lap as a different, warm nesting spot.

My personal theory? Sable has gotten strong enough now, emotionally, to give Lola the attitude adjustment she needed to divert herself from her bullying ways. Fingers crossed, anyhow. We’ll see how things proceed in the days to come, but so far, so good.

Another thing I’ve been spending time on is Second Life. In a recent and interesting turn of events, I’m becoming a 2-d artist. That means I’m creating posters, paintings, and photographs to sell, for people to hang on their walls.

I’m currently setting up a small shop in the marketplace on Ex Nihilo, the sim where I rent my home parcels. And I have some photographs in an art show up in Yule, too. I’m afraid I don’t have landmarks handy for either of those locations, but you can use the map in-world to search for either sim, and the places in question aren’t hard to find once you get there.

I won’t be sharing the images I’ve turned into art here, but once the shop looks presentable, I’ll post a picture of it. Imagine – me, running an art gallery! Way cool!

Other than that, today is, of course, Halloween. If it were a weekend, we’d be waiting for the hundred or so trick-or-treaters that we normally get – we’re in a downtown residential neighborhood within a couple blocks of the elementary school. But it’s a weeknight, and Gryphon is at work, and I just don’t have it in me to be up and down to the door all night long. (Nor is there a convenient way to keep a chair at the door to sit in.)

So my evening, at least during the official town trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 8, will be spent with most of the lights in the house off, curled up on the bed and watching some good tv. And eating a few treats myself.

Which works quite well for me. I hope you’re having a good Halloween, whatever that may mean for you!

1 Comment

Comment by Carol

October 31, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

Maybe Lola has finally adjusted to her new home? I know with cats it can take a couple of months sometimes. Halloween around here is handing out candy until about 7pm. Then it’s lights out. I just don’t have as much fun handing out candy to 17 year olds….

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