I have been seduced by the “It Takes a Tree” contest at Brooklyn General Store. Instead of finishing Like Buttah, I spent the last two days making a new friend. (He has pipe cleaners in his arms and tail for posing!) My original plan was to make a baby front carrier, baby squirrel, baby squirrel toy, shawl, etc. to fit my creation out as a momma, but I keep getting a vibe off this squirrel that he’s a he and not a she. I’ve put him up as a project as Squirrel About Town and think he’s going to end up with a top hat and tails instead of the baby paraphenelia. I’ll let him rest for a few days. As long as I have him in the mail by next week, he should make the deadline. (Stay tuned for sex change operations as I figure out his/her actual identity.)
Like Buttah did get some great knitting while I was on travel to California. I intend to finish it up this week. It really has been a fast and easy knit. Very good for long plane flights on which I was struggling with fatigue. I was able to score dinner with Jeanne and Frank while I was out there. It was really nice to have a chance to see them — had been way too long!
Yesterday we drove to Pennsylvania to set stakes marking the edges of the house and garage so we could get a better feel for how it will sit on our property. It is really making it all feel very real…so exciting! We’re tracking towards a late summer ground breaking…fingers crossed! And when we got back, I had to get out my finest hat so we could go to friends’ 136th Kentucky Derby party. Neither of us got to see our chosen horses make it into the winner’s circle, but we did enjoy some great barbecue and time with friends.
Short post tonight…spent too much time with my new friend today!
I have to adjust the resolution on the new header before I can put it up…will try to get that nailed down this week as well. Stayed up just a bit later…and got it right on the first try. Facelift complete…for now. (I guess it was really just a lid lift.) Dear Readers, be sure to “Refresh” several times till you get the new look on your screen!