NO! Just lots of little socks for bookmarks. The Springboro Wild Bird Unlimited store has asked me to place some in the shop for sale. I told her I would bring a half dozen or so and we'd see how they do. She asked that I label them - make my cards, explanation, etc. for them. If everything goes smoothly,
I can knit a little sock from start to finish in about 45 minutes (I think - need to pay attention).
Question - what do you think the sale price should be????
Remember the jewel tone roving? I have spun two VERY full bobbins of singles and am plying them. I've almost filled a large plying bobbin and there's still a good amount of singles left. There's also more roving to be spun. This is going to produce at least a couple of good size skeins of yarn.
Skunk Update - Remember Mr. Skunk? Andy was going to bury him yesterday afternoon when he got home from work. Well, I looked out in the yard a couple of times yesterday morning before leaving for knitting. Then, when I was getting ready to leave, I glanced out the bedroom door and NO skunk. The dead skunk was GONE. I went outside, I looked around the house and the yard. No skunk. I called Andy and told him that now he didn't have to bury the skunk because he's missing. I left for knitting and while I was gone, Andy came home and worked in the yard. He found the skunk OR what was left of him near the pond. I'll spare you the gory details and only tell you that there wasn't much left of the skunk. Now, I'm spooked. What would do that? Especially to something that stinky. Coyote? I know I'm in denial. I know they're in the state park across and down the road a bit. I can hear them some nights. The park area across from us has constant boat traffic in and out. I have chosen to believe coyotes don't come in our yard and especially not 8-10 feet from our house. Now, I'm not so sure.
I went to knitting yesterday at Dorothy Lane Market in Springboro. We had a good crowd and I didn't take a single picture!
Garden Update - The flowers are relieved that the skunk is gone. But, now there's a new problem and I think it's a raccoon. I have an upside down suet feeder for the woodpeckers. Twice this week, the screen has been pulled out of it causing the suet cake to fall to the ground. But, the suet cake is no where to be found. This morning, one of the little plastic trays that hold fruit, mealworms, etc. had been flipped out of its holder on the pole and was on the ground. The suet feeder's screen was on the ground with yesterday's suet cake no where to be found. Neither the wind nor an overzealous bird could do these things.
I just want to grow flowers and feed birds. These activities should not be so difficult! Dealing with these critters is a challenge. I'm off to Wild Birds Unlimited today for a baffle for my bird feeder pole.
Here's a snail's view of my garden as he peers through the lavender and coreopsis toward the birdbath.
Taylor called Mom and Daddy several days ago and told them that he and Rachael are coming for lunch today. This makes me so happy that they are making time to visit my parents. Even with their work schedules and the approximately 3-4 hour one-way drive. When Taylor visits, he always has menu requests which usually include Momma's brown rice and deviled eggs. Both of my boys are crazy-go-nuts for deviled eggs. The brown rice dish is an artery-clogging-heart-stopping event just waiting to happen. The dish consists of rice, a stick of butter, and beef consomme. Both boys love it! So, the menu for their lunch today - steak, brown rice, deviled eggs, tossed salad (to negate the brown rice), and chocolate pie (which Rachael will love).
Hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday! Very hot here and expecting storms later in the day.Good time to stay inside plying yarn and knitting tiny socks.