I'm excited to tell you that I finished the back of my son in law's sweater - today I'll work on the other front and then sleeves! Yes, I'm one of the few people in the knitting world who likes to knit sleeves, I know that I'm near the end of the project and sleeves go so quickly for me. In the evenings, we've been watching something from Netflix and I knit away, stitch by stitch.
January so far has been wonderful for knitting.
The Holly/Frodo saga continues to evolve and progress. Little Miss Holly comes out of her room ever so cautiously (totally nosy) and then retreats like a ghost chases her. Yesterday, she sidled up to my husband on his left while Frodo was sitting on his right. I don't think either pet knew the other was there but then maybe they did. Once Frodo figured she was there, he did his sniff - retreat behavior. Over and over and over until eventually he does a bark. Holly stands her ground and hisses.
Both are doing quite well. My husband and I sit on the edge of our seats, watching and watching and watching. Holly is very BRAVE. And dear sweet Frodo, his world is upside down but so exciting for him.
|simple plain socks for my daughter|
In other news, a bear (yes a BEAR) busted through our fence and ripped the pool cover open to try to get a drink from the frozen pool unsuccessfully. How do I know it was a bear? Well, we've been guessing on previous mysterious fence incidents but on Tuesday morning, he left many foot prints and a big 'present' pile.
Oh and while coming home from dinner out last week, he walked in front of our car.
I called the PA State Game Commissioner warden who came out to the house. I don't know if they will trap our bear or not. I hope so but he would not commit to a 'yes' even though there are other incidents in the surrounding area. Can you believe I say 'our bear'. gah. Anyways, there isn't a food source or anything else for him here. So say some prayers he goes off and bugs someone else.
Since the bear incident - I dread waking up and looking out the window, so I don't. My husband covered the pool holes with a tarp and we are waiting on repairing the fence since the chances of him coming around again to torture us are quite high.
Besides all the wild kingdom news, I've been mulling over what to cast on when the sweater is down. I owe my sister a sweater but I'm leaning towards something for me in between the sweater knitting. I do love to daydream about what to knit. It's nearly as much fun as knitting in real life.
|bear not using the gate|