Swatch your steps there
Wednesday April 07th 2010, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

Richard was up quite early and puttering around and told me later what he’d seen. Unlike me, the squirrels didn’t recognize him as an enforcer and they weren’t afraid of him catching them at it at all:  he said there was the funniest cascade of catapulting furries throwing themselves at the birdfeeder, each one so sure they could show that dimwit who just got off how it’s really done–gimme that thing!

When I appeared awhile later, they were all either not to be found or on their very best aren’t-I-well-behaved demeanor.  My favorite did a reenactment of yesterday’s prim begging.


Bless you!

Meantime, I’m glad I went for the 48-stitch edging swatch on the side rather than diving straight into it on all 400ish stitches on the project: it worked okay on paper. In real life? I wanted to be impressed. I was not.

I briefly considered how it might be more entertaining to frog a project by tying a walnut to the end of it and throwing it outside, with a good foot stomp or handclap added for effect… (It must be admitted here: some yarns and some projects thoroughly deserve being squirreled away like that.)

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LOL. That is one way to do it. Make a video.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.08.10 @ 6:46 am

It’s refreshing to see even the best of us – as a person, a designer, a woman, a knitter – get frustrated and try to find a bit of humor in frogging.

Comment by Channon 04.08.10 @ 8:01 am

Ah, so Richard got to see the acrobatic show! Do wish it had been video taped.

Fun —

* The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.

* My wild oats have turned into prunes and All-Bran.

* You can’t stay young forever, but you can be immature for the rest of your life.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.08.10 @ 8:18 am

OOO!! Shiny pretty yarn! My favorite color! I covet it big time! What is it and where can it be found in real life?

Comment by shadylady1216 04.08.10 @ 10:36 am

You’ve got something there with that walnut thing! Meet me at the top of the Empire State Building with a defunct project or two and let’s try it vertically.

Comment by beth 04.08.10 @ 10:37 am

Don’t crack a tooth on the new project though… Unless you are to become the very first knit-cracker! (I made myself laugh with this one!!!)

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 04.08.10 @ 1:10 pm

Whew. 48 stitches to frog sounds like a piece of cake compared to 400ish!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 04.09.10 @ 8:13 am

Sometimes when a yarn has been swatched a few times too many (I keep a ball of plain old bare worsted wool in my side drawer for stitch ideas) I tie the end to something a little heavy like a pencil, or even just a twist of paper, and wrap it as I frog, then hold onto the end and throw the wrapped ball down the hallway. LOADS of fun for me and the cats. :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.10.10 @ 3:40 pm

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