Now it all makes sense

I woke up in the night with that harbinger of doom – a horribly scratchy throat. I thought I would just get up, get a drink and sit in the living room and knit until A got up. But then I looked at the clock – 11:30. So I spent the night trying to sleep without swallowing. This does change the Friday list a bit – no game night tonight. No rushing about – I’ll get done what I get done.

That being said, I have already refilled all the bird feeders, including hummingbird. The chipmunk was noshing immediately, so I did a really mean thing.


I let Tigger out. She caught him immediately. He survived, but she let him and his brother know they are not welcome. I left her out for about an hour, until she started stalking birds, then I brought her in. She is eager to go out again, but I won’t be letting her out regularly, we really do want the cats to be indoor cats. Doesn’t she look sweet and innocent here? No, she is a fierce hunting cat.

screened porch and tigger

I already took the photos I wanted to get of works in progress and off the needles – here you go! Basic toe up socks with a lace panel on outside of ankle (well, maybe inside, if you switch feet. But I will try not to. 🙂 )

sws #12 lace close up

sws #12 complete

Next pair is with this Tosh Sock in ginger colorway. I am doing the business casual pattern again – this time, one at a time – I hope it goes more easily! But I really do like the pattern, and I think it will look well with this nice golden yarn. I have already cast them on, check THAT off the list!

ginger 1

I also made a big decision – what to do with all the left over sock yarn! I am going to crochet up granny squares on a fairly small hook, and at the end of the year, when the sock making slows down, I will make an afghan. So in between socks, I will be working on the little squares.

Now I am off to sort the laundry and make the grocery list… then a nap.

6 thoughts on “Now it all makes sense”

  1. I can’t see the entire feeder, but if it is on a pole put a flange on the bottom of the post about 6 inches from the bottom of the feeder and one on the top of the post. A large aluminum pie tin or roasting pan from the grocery store. Cut a hole in the middle to slip it on the post with the inside of the pan facing down on the bottom half of the post. For the top of the post hack away the sides of the pan. Just make sure the part of the pan that is left is wider than the feeder so when the little devils slide down and off they can’t grab onto the feeder to stop their fall. They also make flanges of this sort. Try Audubon’s website. The chip-a-monkey is coming up from the bottom of the pole and a flange should stop him.

    1. 🙂 THANK YOU! I also have to move the pole a bit farther from the deck, as he can make the leap. Too bad, because it is nestled into the cherry tree, and the birds love the cover.

    1. I just take lots of vitamin C and drink plenty of juice and water. And lay low, get plenty of sleep. It doesn’t seem to really work. 🙂

  2. I’ve been making hexipuffs with my leftover fingering/sock yarn. Eventually I’ll have enough for a big quilt! But I like your idea too. 🙂

    1. You know, I thought about the hexipuffs, but I thought it would be too fiddly, stuffing them. I can pop out a couple of these squares every night, and someday I will have enough for a blanket. It seems that I can get almost three socks out of a typical skein, so I will have lots of little squares! And it will be one crazy looking blanket.

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