fat young chuck, dancing chickens, and scarf sampler

linen stitch scarf

This ended up not being quite long enough for what I had in mind, so I made a scarf out of it. It wraps all the away around once.
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It’s made of a single row of this and that of the “good stuff” (mostly dk-worsted), in ordinary linen stitch on 10′s. I cast off on something humongous, maybe a 13, so it leans in to the cast on side. So I blocked it…
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A good, quick trial run that let me know how many I need to cast on for the “real” project! It’ll probably be an xmas gift for somebody. I’ll blather details about it over on Ravelry soon.

look who was waiting near my car at the end of the week

Which was Thursday because we had a shut-down day on Friday.
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I walked right by it and thought, oooh, furry, before my brain registered that fur doesn’t belong on an abandoned loading dock and that the fur in question was on the outside of a living, breathing animal.

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I was a little worried something was wrong with it, even though they are somewhat pestilent little critters, because it just sat there while I took a bunch of pictures. But when I stepped onto the first step, it moved, and hid behind some wood. Which is what these critters should do, unless they have rabies, which, given my experience, is something I think about. (In case you didn’t notice, I have a whole category dedicated to the rabies thing… no comments on these posts because they came in from the livejournal blog and I couldn’t figure out how to transfer the comments with the posts).

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I was actually after a photo of its fat little behind, but it said no way you’re putting that out on the web!

dancing chickens

Look what I found this morning at a yard sale in the neighborhood,
Robbie’s dancing chicken mugs! One dollar for the pair! (don’t tell Robbie!!!) These amuse me so much, and though I’ve gifted dancing chicken pottery, I don’t have any of my own… until now! She’ll be at the common ground fair, so you can get your own dancing chicken pottery if you’re there. (she has lots of other fun stuff, including sheep mugs). Though most of the chickens are dancing, there’s always a hen sitting on her eggs on these pieces.

I think it’s time for that second cup of coffee!!

5 Responses so far

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    Sara said,

    September 5, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

    The scarf is very pretty! I’ll go check out the specs on Ravelry…

    I love woodchucks! They are so cute – and when the stand up on the edge of the road and look around – they are adorable…

    Those mugs are cute…

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    Emily said,

    September 5, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    I love what Linen stitch does to colors in yarn.

    Very cool chicken mugs! So sad that the yardseller decided to part with them for so little – I wonder if they had been gifted to him/her and he/she didn’t know their true value.

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    Chris said,

    September 5, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    How much wood… oops, sorry, couldn’t help myself!

    Lucky find at the yard sale. :)

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    Miss T said,

    September 10, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

    Love the chicken mugs. And that woodchuck is cute as long as he’s nowhere near my garden.

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    Molly Bee said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    OMG! Great deal on the mugs. I love the one you sent me! Love the socks too! I used to work with Jerry Elwell up in Sherman when I was in high school and college. She was an animal rehabilitator. She wrote a book called “Cuddles The Story of A Maine Woodchuck”. She had Cuddles for years because there was no hair on his butt and he couldn’t be released. He wore a little pair of knitted red overalls. The book is out of print now and my copy is one of my prized possessions. I read it every few years and ball my eyes out at the end! Look up a copy if you get a chance. She also used to write a column for the BDN called ‘Feathers and Fur’. Gosh I miss her!

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