The Scene - Victor's Stall at the Almaden Equestrian Center
April enters the stall, swinging the door wide open, Victor on a lead rope behind her.
April - "OK, buddy, all clear. Come on in."
Slowly a nose comes sniffling around the corner.
Victor - "I smell a bobcat."
April - "Nope. Just me in here."
A few minutes pass. Half a face appears.
Victor - "I think there's a MOUNTAIN LION in there."
April - "It's all clear, really. Just me and that hay you peed on. Let's move along here, Sunshine."
One very large brown eye appears.
Victor - "Are you sure there's NOTHING in there?"
April - "You bet. Safe and sound."
A hoof moves.
Victor - "POSITIVE sure?"
April - "Looks good to me. Almost dinner time, better get moving."
Another hoof moves.
Victor - "REALLY positive sure?"
Victor and I go through this same routine every night after we've finished our evening walk. It would appear I'm fostering the world's most timid horse. It takes us 10 minutes to go 20 feet because we constantly, well Victor, has to stop and sniff the air, do a quick survey of his surroundings and THEN we can move. Another 20 feet. Our walks take a VERY long time but we don't go very far. And if someone comes into his stall with me? BAM! He's behind me in an instant, head on my shoulder, waiting for me to protect him. He doesn't seem to realize he's 1,000 pounds and almost 17 hands high.
OK, enough horse talk, let's talk SOCKS! Over on the ol' sidebar is a link to the "Summer Of Socks 2007." Sign-ups are being held right now and will run until May 26th. Jessica is going to be having contests to see who can knit or crochet the most socks in three months, there's a design contest, oh heck, there's all kinds of stuff goin' on. You should sign up! It'll be fun
Also in the sidebar is Sockapalooza 4 which I'm looking forward to as well. I've gotten my swap person and she's pretty much left the door wide open as far as pattern, yarn and color go. Wendy has posted a new toe-up pattern for sportweight socks so I may give those a shot. I've never done toe-up before.
Half a pair of Dulaan socks # 3. This is the Garter Stitch Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, the yarn is Cascade 220. Does anyone know if this yarn will soften up if I wash it? It seems a little scratchy right now. I don't want a little person to have to wear scratchy socks.
This yarn was intended to be socks but I started a sock with it and just didn't like it. It didn't feel as though it would wear very well. This is Classic Elite's "Inca Print" and it's 100% alpaca. Umm, I bought six skeins. But it was HALF PRICE! So since all I seem to knit are socks and scarves I guess I'll be making some purple scarves for Dulaan as well.