For our first Christmas together, Mr. O'Kitten gave me the OED. I swear, it is one of the most romantic and utterly wonderful gifts I have ever received. "The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past." Over half a million words, over the last millennuim--come on, how sexy is that?!
This is the compact version, since the full-size has 20 volumes. But what's cool about the compact version is that all 20 volumes are contained within one volume with tiny print, and it comes with a fabulous magnifier that you use to see it. It is, like, the coolest thing ever.
And finally, here in our new apartment, I have a place to leave it out for easy reference. I always wanted a podium or something to leave it on (hehheh) like a library would so that I didn't have to haul it off the shelf every time I want to look something up. Here I finally have the perfect spot. You can see it in its place of honor in the photo above, right under my diploma, which I've hung up for the first time as well.
But the other evening, there was this:
So now I keep the OED closed, and she happily sleeps next to it. Go figure.
Just a Bit of Knitting
I have done a bit of knitting since we moved. I finished a couple things, like the Sock Monkey Socks, the baby sweater I was working on, and that sea-silk cami. I also made a few things the apartment needed...