Some of you may remember that I don't particularly like heights. I'm ok if I have something sturdy under me, like a mountain. In other words, looking over the edge of a cliff doesn't bug me. A look-out tower does. I get light-headed. Closed steps ok, open steps or ladders, no thank you. Yes, I'm a freak.
When I caught the rooster on Saturday, I failed to mention that he was at the very top of the hay bales in the llama barn. I didn't have a problem getting up there, the bales were sturdy. I caught him, tucked him under my arm, and started back down. I hit a wobbly bale. Oops. It's hard enough to hold onto an unhappy rooster while climbing down bales. Add light-headedness to the mix and you can imagine my predicament. I let him go, and climbed down two levels of bales. He hadn't moved, so I was able to catch him again and get down the rest of the way without incident.
Look, I worked on my sock over the holiday.
Another inch or two and I'll start the toe.
After knitting about 6 inches, I also gave up on knitting a lacy, airy stole. I decided to weave it instead.
This is an 18 inch tri-loom. The weaving is done from the top down, and from the outside to the inside. I'll weave several of these, then stitch them together. I'm still using the alpaca/wool/silk/angora yarn that I had allotted for knitting the stole. It will full some, but because the yarn is fairly fine it should still make for a light open weave.