Rack-ateering charges
Saturday March 20th 2010, 11:28 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

I really should have taken a picture of that thing set at an angle just so; I saw a squirrel trying out the oven-parts see-saw, testing, testing, one two, flee?  Holding still unseen, I watched it scamper down and away–clearly that one had learned its lesson.

But each of the others had to try for themselves, rack-ing up the flea-coat flier miles.  Making quite a rack-et, too, I’m sure, if only I had better ears.  When I set the thing back up a little too steady, one black squirrel actually made a successful leap from it onto the birdfeeder, but promptly got thwarted by its cage cover closing down. (Which is what it’s supposed to do, but doesn’t always.)  Nuts!

Meantime, back at the needles, I knew–but ignored–the first rule of knitterdynamics: don’t wear an outfit that clashes on a thermonuclear scale with the project you’re trying to finish.  That shawl in bright orange/red/fuschia?  Against a dull teal? Not so much.  And I’d decided to do another lace repeat–and then, after last night’s blog post about short shawls, another, just to be very sure–so part of me has been wondering why this shawl isn’t finished yet.

Uh, the teal?  The extra length? Ya know? Or maybe the occasional diversion like these bird photos (the first is funny, the rest, simply stunning) via LynnM.

The lack of chocolate.  THAT’S it! Well. That, we can fix!

(Wrote the above, ate the chocolate, sat myself down, and got at long last to where part of the edging is now done.  Which is one way to declare emphatically to myself, No More Repeats!)

Tomorrow I’ll finish the edging while the squirrels flip themselves off.

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We all know bright orange goes best with BRIGHT teal.

Comment by LynnM 03.21.10 @ 1:06 am

Perhaps these squirrels are worthy of a YouTube Clip?

Comment by Holly 03.21.10 @ 4:40 am

I cannot knit yellow. One time, a baby blanket–took forever. Finally someone told me, it is because the yellow is ugly against your hands–wrong complexion.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.21.10 @ 7:45 am

Wha-a-t? The squirrels aren’t as adept as the Chinese acrobats? Yes, I saw those Kingfisher photos. Quite remarkable.

Humor –


Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord
my shape to keep.

Please no wrinkles, please no bags
And please lift my butt before it sags.

Please no age spots, please no gray
And as for my belly, please take it away.
Please keep me healthy, please keep me young,
And thank you Dear Lord,
For all that you’ve done.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.21.10 @ 10:28 am

Orange. I blame living in UVAland, but I really am not fond of the color…

Comment by Channon 03.21.10 @ 8:26 pm

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