"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Moose Attack!

A disaster has happened! Last night a moose used our satellite dishes to sharpen his antlers and broke both of them. The thingy-ma-bobs that stick out in front are broken off and hanging by their cables. The right dish was bent over, but Sweet Hubby bent it back, and the dishes are all scratched up. And me just 2 days away from surgery! Why now?!? I need my DVR.....sob.

Sweet Hubby is going to see if he can fix them. Dish Network can't send anyone out for at least a week. I NEED my DVR!

On the good news front, I finished the first Opal 1296 sock last night. I've already cast on and started the second one.

And now for something completely different. This spider has set up residence in the corner right outside the back door.

I don't know what kind he is, but he is seriously creeping me out. That body he's cartin' there is the size of a quarter. I thought about putting my hand up there to give you some size perspective, but I was too chicken. He/she looks like they could bite pretty hard. I need to get Sweet Hubby to remove it for me. Satellite dish fixing first! I need my TV!

Have I mentioned I love TV?

Have a better day than I'm having.


  1. Good grief! I guess the moose was making its views on television known. You'd think it would have found a better antler sharpening object than a satellite dish. I completely understand the need for DVR, esp if you're going to be laid up for a while. (Good luck with your surgery!)

    Your sock is beautiful! I love the colors. Congrats on finishing the first of the pair!

  2. That is one creepy spider! I use my vacuum cleaner to suck 'em up! But even my turbo-charged vacuum couldn't handle that one! :-( I know that spiders catch bugs but they also bite people so I don't give them a break!

    I hope your satellites are up and working soon. I can't imagine having to deal with moose. Skunks and racoons are the mischief-makers around here.

    Good luck with your surgery! It will be all right.

  3. Moose. Boy I don't miss living out in the wilds (used to live in Montana).
    And what do you think--is this your spider?


  4. Good grief what a spider! Don't blame you for not wanting to get close! As for the moose attack, do you have DVD's to watch until you get your service back?