It's been an interesting week starting with this fellow perched on one of the porch rockers.
He was large, green and had buggy 👀 that were staring at me through the window.
After a quick google search I was shocked to discover he was a praying mantis who likes to eat humming bird brains!!! Now that's scary stuff!!! Yikes! This is the stuff nightmares are made of!! 😧
Then when I had this little guy
at the Vet for his annual check up she suggested this
stuff for him to try and calm his little nerves and possibly help with his seizures. He's on a whole lot of seizure meds and still manages to be totally high strung. I love this Vet....she is so helpful. I started him on this supplement and it has completely calmed him down. He is seriously like a different dog. So much more relaxed now and consequently so are we. 😄
I also discovered something called a Yarn Crawl and it's happening now...this week...at all the yarn shops in the area. I had never heard of this before ( I blame this on the fact that I lived in the middle of No-Where for half my life) but I was instantly intrigued. Go figure...:-) They all run specials and you can enter at each shop for prizes and coupons. I have been wanting to find local yarn shops since I moved here and today's discovery was a quaint little one called
in Mint Hill, NC. It was about a half hour drive and it was a house that was turned into a yarn shop.
There were several different rooms filled with yarn, patterns, yarn, needles, yarn, a sit and knit room and did I mention there was yarn....LOL! This place has a Lot of yarn!! There are several more shops on the list so this should be an interesting week of LYS discovery.
And on the knit front...
we have leaves....can you see them? They're there...little oak leaves...at the top of my October Leaves socks...hopefully they will show up better after blocking.
I just have to finish the ribbing and add the heels and I will have my I 💟 Fall KAL socks done!
Oh and in case you hadn't noticed I discovered that little "insert special characters" tab up there too!
We have been closely watching Irma's path and trying to be as prepared as we can be. A state of emergency has been issued here in the Carolina's. The stores have been wiped clean of supplies. Coolers, batteries, gas cans and water are no where to be found as of Wednesday. We have moved all lawn and porch furniture into the garage and secured all the plants and pots from the yard. Every container I own is now filled with water and I bought as many Little Debbie snacks as I could find. I know....I know....you're probably thinking Little Debbies aren't all that necessary but hey....it seemed like a darn good excuse for them to me and most of the canned goods were wiped out anyway by the time I got to the store. So in case I am without power for a while I wanted to post my I Heart Fall KAL progress.
I'm going to do the after thought heel
hence the white yarn holding those stitches.
They may not look all that exciting now but I'm heading up the leg towards that scary fun color work chart. Hopefully I won't be doing that while using Coleman lanterns.