Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Recalculating… November 23, 2011

So, the plan was to take approximately five and a half skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in “Hot Red” and make a “Cars” (the Disney movie) themed blanket for a Christmas gift.  I’m about halfway through the first skein of yarn and I am only this far along in the blanket:

I know it’s hanging lengthwise, but that is actually the planned width of the blanket not the length.  I think that I am going to have to add yellow stripes.  I mean, the red car has yellow flames on the side of it!  And both parents of said child graduated from Iowa State🙂  Still, this will mean more stash diving which, though much easier than before, is still a pain in the butt.  I would say screw it but then I would have this “Cars” themed fabric in my stash forever!

In better news, the scrapghan for his little sister is pretty much finished:

All I have to do is work in some ends and do some trimming of stray ends and wash it well and it is good to go!

 

My brother’s goats are funny creatures.

The Billy goat in particular is a creature possessed.  I never fully understood the references to “horny old billy goats” before watching this guy with his sexed-up single-mindedness.

He’s tried to head butt me a few times already (as they are constantly escaping their pen and going walkabout around the farm) but I simply grab him by the horns and steer him away from me.  It’s sort of like bullfighting only with my butt as the red cape and I don’t get to wear the bitchin outfit.  Oh, and there are no deaths involved.  At least not yet.

 

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