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September 9, 2008

Mittens! (and a praying mantis)

Hey look! It's knitting that you haven't seen before!

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hello there

That happens to be the beginning of a Druid Mitten (ravelink) in Dream in Color Gaia. The color is Blue Lagoon (or as I like to think of it, *cue creepy voice* Bloooooooooooo Lagoooooooooooon). The yarn looks gorgeous, but it feels surprisingly unremarkable for a merino. This may explain why they discontinued it.

While I was outside this evening photographing the aforementioned mitten, I may have run into one of my mantis friends. The wee buglettes hang out on my morning glories, which are right next to the little front patio where I take a lot of my progress photos (which explains why I'm constantly taking pictures of them). It was starting to get a little dark, so I decided to use the flash. I think I may have pissed him off.

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dude. stoppit.

So cute. {sigh}

September 8, 2008

Mantis Monday

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oh the drama...

In other news, Thunk would like me to mention that he has issued an official statement in response to the fictitious letter I posted Friday. For those of you who read the post before he had a chance to defend himself, his statement can be found at the end of Friday's entry.

That's all I've got for you. Tomorrow...some knitting!

August 3, 2008

More Mantis

I've been working on another secret project lately. So instead of knitting photos, you get more praying mantis:

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Hello there. I have a fabulous heart-shaped noggin.

I found three of these little guys on my plants today, but they're awfully good at camouflage so I like to imagine that I have a whole herd of them. I'm hoping that some of them are the descendants of the two that I observed mating on my morning glories last fall.

I've spent a ridiculous amount of time looking for them, trying to photograph them (I'm still learning how to use my camera's macro settings), and just staring at them. Totally fascinating!

August 1, 2008

Hooray for new things!

A new online knitting magazine! Have you seen it yet?

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hello. I blend in with the portulaca*.

I haven't had a chance to read the articles, but I've already picked out my favorite patterns:

Ysolda's little birds cardigan

Adrian's faux bois scarf and mittens

Yum, yum!

*Thunk says that I should tell you to look for the praying mantis. Did you find him?