i’ve been knitting! i promise. i’ll get pictures. a friend of mine wanted a hat each for him and his girlfriend to wear in their house while they keep the temperature at an unbearable level. so, i’m almost done with the first one. then, a friend at mickey’s wants a pair of bittens… i haven’t knit a pair of those in over two years! *then* mom wants some help with the infant hats for st. mary’s.
we got a pretty good start on the soft goods room recently. the sewing machine and table are up there now, and all of our yarn is consolidated. i think we need some sort of shelving system for the yarn.. maybe i can make some fabric-based shelving like they used to have at lakeside fibers.
the back yard is ready to be winterized; there’s still a friends’ cooler out back from our labor day party. the gas from the grill needs to be brought in, the hose needs to be put away, the rain barrels need to be emptied (especially after the last few days!), the green tomatoes need to be picked and bagged.
we also need to get a water heater for the chickens. i’m still not sure if i want to keep the galvanized 5 gallon fount, or get a plastic one that has to be inside the coop.
something completely random: yesterday on the way to work, two untagged dogs were running around a back road that i drive. i stopped to help another lady try to get them from being in the way of 40mph traffic. she was successful in luring one of them with cheese, but the older one wasn’t having any of it. i had to leave to get to work, but called the humane society on my way home and got their boarding numbers so i can check on them.