OK, so now the reason I haven't been posting is because I HAVEN'T been knitting, I'm almost done another Hatmione, hopefully this one will fit me (I've knit it 3 times now! None have fit!! I have a very small head, and for some reason I couldn't get the row gauge small enough without having the cirumference be such that my hat would fit one of the cats). I'm also working on the POA scarf still, it's longer. It's just before the 6th repeat, I think I'll get it done in time for the movie. My hat will be done too, maybe I even get the mittens knit!
I'm also on the lookout for a new woolen coat. I have a wonderful Columbia coat, and my Mom's wonderful parka, but the parka is too warm if it's less than -20, and the Columbia isn't really dressy. The one I have now is from Le Chateau, and it's really too big for me. It also doesn't suit me that well, since it's double breasted, and the heavy wool hood drives me nuts. I found a bunch of nice ones at the mall yesterday. There was a gorgeous jewel-tone turquoise one at the Gap ($180), a nice grey one with a pretty floral silk lining at SmartSet ($140), and a nice black one at Le Chateau ($140). I'm not sure what to do about it yet, especially since money really is tight, and I'm not sure I should buy a coat anyway. It's just that the one I have is really too big, it doesn't look great and it's next to impossible to comfortably wear my backpack with it.
And the cat just puked on the only carpet in the whole apartment.