My body was refusing to do more manual labor today, so we headed out to get a supply of animal feed. Look who had run away. I don’t know who he is or where he lives, but he is quite away from home as he doesn’t live in our area. The truck on the right is following them so cars don’t sneak up on him. Grain purchased and in the proper containers, it was time to make lunch.
After lunch was a good time to go into Seattle, which was more than a 3 hour round trip. We went to REI as I purchased a red jacket there which was great in every way except color. The more I looked at it, the more I realized I wouldn’t be wearing it as I wear mostly red and pink shirts and would feel like the colors were clashing. And DH had a jacket that he wanted to trade for one with a hood. They didn’t have any blue ones in the store, but will be mailing me one next week, which is fine. It is a type of shell, so more rain and wind proof than warm, which is what I need.
After all of that running around, I took two hours to finish this scrappy top. Animals are now fed and put to bed, so I’m taking some time to help my brother on the family genealogy. If you’ve never worked on one of these, you have no idea how much time and effort goes into it. He has spent the last two years rounding up photos, flying to where the oldest people are that still might have information etc. With all this work, you did up a lot of interesting stories and get to know your ancestors. Hopefully he will publish this in the summer.
After finishing the first pair of “boring brown socks”, I looked in his sock area. He has 7 pair that
I’ve made for him, so I’m not in such a hurry to make the next pair. But I do think they will be just like these, so that if he wears out a sock from each pair, he will still have a pair left. What forethought!.
I have knit with a lot of yarn that I enjoyed more. This yarn was very soft and I enjoyed the feel, but it wanted to split and it also showed any unevenness in knitting. So every time I looked up or something slipped off the needle, it showed as unevenness. But they are a good wearable pair with a 10 year guarantee on the yarn. That will be interesting.
Now for excitement – when I put the animals to bed at night, I usually leave the main gate open just enough for the chickens and turkey to get in. Apparently, tonight, it was a bit too much. I spent about 15 minutes chasing alpacas before calling for reinforcements. It’s really too bad, because if they weren’t so difficult to get back inside the gate, they could come out and eat all the grass we have to mow. Perhaps tomorrow, we’ll try letting them out in the morning and putting them back at noon, when they usually have their rest. Keep your fingers crossed, they’ll go back peacefully. If they do, we’ll all be happier.