15 May 2010

Spiders and Socks

Today was yard work day. It hasn't really been a good day for working in the flower beds yet, but today was the closest we've had for a while. It rained heavily a couple of days ago, so the ground wasn't rocks hard, and the sun wasn't out beating down on me so it was all right. I pulled up a 5 gallon bucket full of weeds from my beds, and there are still a lot of little ones coming up, but I'm thinking I'll deal with them using newspaper and mulch.

Husband was also working out in the yard after his tennis match, and while he was trimming back the ivy under the maple tree, he discovered that we have some new pets.

In case it's not really clear from the picture, that is about 200 baby spiders. Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

That's as close as I can get with my Point & Shoot camera. The ivy leaves are about 2.5" across, so that makes the spiders... really small.

In other news, I finished some lotion socks while watching a hockey game earlier this week.

As the name implies, these are for wandering around the house in after I put lotion on my heels. I had another pair at the beginning of winter, but Daughter loves them and they have disappeared into the black hole she keeps her bed in.

I also started a Wallaby for Daughter. This is good hockey knitting as I don't have to look at it while I'm knitting. This will become more and more important as the Blackhawks get farther and farther along in their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup. The sweater is made out of Araucania Nature Wool, which I picked up two bags of at Stitches last summer for 50% off.

Most of this was done last night while Husband and I watched Proof of Life. And yes, that is one of the homemade stitch markers hanging there. I think it may even be the one that was being constructed during the "incident."


Thea said...

Eek! All those spiders! I like the sock though, it looks like it ends about the time I get tired of knitting socks.

xosparklesxo said...

Oh my goodness! *LOL* I came over to thank you for the tip on photographing, and you have lovely photos on your blog... I'll take tips from you anyday... but I HATE spiders! *LOL* Eeeek!!!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I know more than one person who would FREAK at even the thought of all those spiders. As for me...I say bring them on.