2. cats make great swatch models.
3. there is no such thing as too many episodes of my so-called life in a row, and this fact leads to very productive knitting, even on #4 needles.
4. as much as i hate it, seaming is often a necessary evil and totally worthwhile.
*they smell wonderful; we'll see how they taste. also, ignore the sprouting garlic there. we'll pretend it's a science experiment.