It's 3:30 pm and about 15F -- too cold to go outside for pictures. But I finished my Kara cowl, and have worn it a few times. It's an excellent layering piece, adding a deep red splash and a warm neckline to any outfit. I have also been knitting for Sis and Miss A: Swiffer mop head covers for Sis in two patterns, and the Hans My Hedgehog patterns for Miss A. There are two of the hedgehog patterns, one making a tiny pocket "hog" about 2.5" in fingering yarn, and the other in worsted which made up to about 7" long. The larger one used some of the yarn Sis gave to me over Thanksgiving, and looks a lot like Miss A's actual live hedgehog! So maybe the pet hedgie can have a buddy....
Sis keeps hermit crabs in a sandy habitat next to the fireplace, with a heat lamp for continuous warmth. They are some pretty weird little critters. I watched an episode of Blue Planet the other day, that had me cracking up -- a conch had caught a smaller snail, and was emptying that snail's shell with a rowdy audience of hermit crabs all vying to get into the emptied shell! At one point there were four hermits fighting each other to get that shell, then one actually climbed up the conch and into the shell before the conch turned it loose! A risky move, as the conch could have eaten the hermit crab too, but it paid off since that little guy hustled away with the shell.
Well, I had to fill out another set of forms for the disability, so much fun. It's a good thing I scanned and saved the earlier documents, as I had to attach some of them to this new form. I suppose this will be a nearly endless process, so I'm scanning just about everything.
One of my Christmas presents was a two-week rental of a power chair, pretty nifty. This one breaks down into four bits, with the heaviest bit just 36 lbs. and well within Disco's lifting capability. I should get her to take it apart & put it back together several times; she's been letting Plaidman take charge of that but she says she wants "us girls" to be able to go places without him.