1: I love fingering weight yarn and 2.5mm needles. Love.
2: I have, for the most part, gotten the hang of Irish cottage/lever knitting.
I have moments of being as fast as my beloved Yarn Harlot, though I make some mistakes. My first few rounds on my sock cuff have some dropped stitches I had to pick up.
3: My cat Leo is a brick shithouse. My other cat, Malachi, is delicate and dainty. He will open my door with his front paws and eats his food slowly, chewing every bite a few times. Leo plows my door open with his face and inhales food and treats as fast as he possibly can.
4: DPNs are awesome. I need more. My previous love for circulars is dying. While you can knit 2 socks at a time on one or two large circs, you can not use lever knitting on them very effectively.
5: Chicago is ass. I want out of this city.