Wet Cat Food: You’re Going to Have a Bad Time

I always want my kitty around.

She makes me laugh and smile.

I always want my kitty around to cuddle.

Even when it results in the vile.

Yup, the Lucy-furr has started biting aggressively again on a regular basis. It may indeed be entirely my fault though. I started feeding her wet food semi-regularly and now she demands it every meal. Nope, kitty. Not going to do it. (more…)

Seatle Jan-Feb Photo Dump: Cats, Food, Fun!

At the end of last month I took a short trip up to Seattle via Amtrak to visit my friends. We hit up two famous places: Churchmouse Yarns and Uwajimaya. Yes, there is an Uwajimaya here in Beaverton, but holy smokes this places was about twice as big in all respects: larger grocery, larger home goods area, larger Kinokuniya bookstore.

Here are the pics of the AB products I got at Uwajimaya. I’ve already detailed them in IMGUR so I’m not going to duplicate that content here. Enjoy! (more…)

WIN 2017:K-Beauty January Bag First Impressions

Hi there, so last year I was getting Ipsy bags. $10 a month, cute little makeup pouch + 5 samples with 1 being deluxe size. I really liked these bags, but realized I was quickly collection a lot of makeup samples that I would never use. After a few months lurking on /r/AsianBeauty I came across some rather interesting alternatives for my monthly fix.

  • With some basic Google-fu I came across Beeju’s website that has a great subscription box directory. Some are subscription and some are curated packages so you know before you buy. There’s a large range of prices, product, and type to fulfill all your snail mail desires!

I decided to go with WIN: What Is Next after I saw a few posts on Reddit. It’s $14 a month, no hidden shipping fees, and it comes with 5 samples and a makeup pouch. Granted it’s $4 more expensive than Ipsy, but the items you get are specifically Korean brands only and are skin care rather than makeup.

We’ve been having some really terrible weather lately, so I only just received my first January box. Super excited!

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Mini-tut: Find mistake, drop a stitch, fix a purl

Hi there! Today’s post is mini tutorial on fixing a mistake in your knitting. Specifically, fixing a textured knit. My example is a basic one where the row repeat is an offset of 3 knits and 1 purl, a repeat of 4 rows of the Talus hat by Cory Ellen Boberg of Indie Knits. The yarn I’m using is a single ply of Intrepid Otter. I don’t quite remember which one it is, but it’s awesome!

Super easy cakes, so follow a long as I have some handy tips for working a fix.

Tools: a crochet hook smaller than gauge or at least 1/2mm to 1mm size smaller than the needles you are using for the project, and a removable stitch marker. For the crochet hook, see if you can find one that has a tapered end or evenly milled without a bulky handle.

Mine shown here is a Susan Bates aluminum crochet hook size 3.25mm and 4″ short with the opposite end shaped like a needle point. Yay, dual use!

* this tutorial assumes you know how to use a crochet hook * (more…)

Happy 2017!

HELLO THERE!

Welcome to 2017! I’m so excited for 2016 to be over already. Some hardcore celebrities and childhood hero’s died over the last few months that melted into the holiday season…so…I dunno, not a whole lot I can say that hasn’t already been said.

But as far as feels go. Have you seen Finding Dory? ToT Yes, that’s right. Crying text emoji. Pixar working that magic again, and me crying like a pathetic broken person in front of my husband (whom’s idea it was to rent it from Amazon to begin with). Thanks dude.

And speaking of movies, we also watched The Secret Life of Pets. That’s a fun movie that could have been better if it was pg-13. And then that infamous Rogue One. Oh yes, that movie…that Star Wars movie. THE prequel we all wanted and had to suffer 3 horrifying films, and 3 horrifying remastered upchucked splice edited originals…if you don’t know how I feel about ep. 1-3 and the 90’s edition ep 4-6…NOW YOU DO! Any time I’ve ever seen A New Hope playing on cable tv they neeever play those shitty 90’s releases, so I know I’m not alone in my opinions regarding that…stuff… (more…)

And I’m Back!

Ah WordPress, you rarely have problems.

But that 4.7 update was not a rainbow I’ll likely cross under soon.

Granted I must, but I’m not looking forward to it.

Maybe next year when it’s been fully vetted.  (more…)

My One and Only December

How….how is it December already?!

We’ve made some changing at the homestead. Got a PS4 Pro for my husband’s birthday so we’ve accumulated a new tv and a new tv cabinet shelf thing for it. But that also means we’ve thrown out quite a number of things, reorganized the basement storage locker, and made space for a Christmas tree!!

This part I am particularly excited for. We haven’t had a Christmas tree in almost 2 years! Lucy doesn’t mind the tree either. Despite her being a cat she couldn’t give two dingle berries about it. Tree Tree Tree!!! Hopefully we’ll be able to grab one this weekend. I’ll also be able to put up the new stockings I made on Halloween night. Mmm….tree, stockings, new 4k HDTV where we can watch 4k log on a fire…thanks Netflix.

So what have I been doing fiber related recently? (more…)