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A New Hat, Geraniums, Chickens, and Old Navy

Posted by mrssmythe on November 21, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, libraries, Out & About, Seasons, Shopping, Week in Review |

I’m still chugging along on that sweater I told you about. The end is in sight, but, last Sunday, I took a break and grabbed a skein of Cozy Wool I’d bought on impulse at Michael’s. It was on sale. I think I paid $4. It was a great color – “Merlot” – and what really got me was the “Cozy Cabled Hat” pattern on the label. I love hats. I love cozy hats. I love cozy hats you can knit up for $4.

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Be warned, though. As great as this hat turned out to be…it wasn’t much fun to knit. At times, it felt more like wrestling than knitting, and I was reminded of why I don’t often tackle cables. Cables with thick wool – and this yarn is categorized as super bulky – are especially arduous. At least I find them so. If you have discovered a secret for making this sort of knitting pleasant, please share it with me.

In other news, the geraniums at the library have managed to hold out despite the cold.

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It was a treat to see them this past week, and all I can think is that they must be in a very protected area.

With Halloween well over and Christmas on its way, I thought it was time to start jettisoning the pumpkins. The first one to go went to the chickens who tore into it with gusto.

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They’re such grateful little things. They love everything you give them, and they aren’t afraid to show it. It’s one of the many things I love about them.

And, finally, the Christmas decor is up at the local Old Navy – but at a price. Friday, I talked to a worker there who was assembling all of these cardboard presents.

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“What a fun job!” I said, trying to make conversation.

“Hardly,” he replied, waving his hand at me. “I got a nasty paper cut.”

He had my full sympathy. Paper cuts are awful things. Especially paper cuts from cardboard.

And, it gives you a new perspective on store Christmas decorations when you stop to think that someone might have bled to put them up for you. I wish him swift healing.

From the dining room table, still raking up leaves and hoping to have them done by  Thanksgiving,

Mrs. Smythe

 

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2 Comments

  • mooshie says:

    Love the hat! What a great color!

  • TeaLady says:

    Really a beautiful hat – worth the effort! A few of my geraniums are still blooming out here in Idaho, too. Beautiful chickens, and such an assortment! The two multi-colored chickens are really stunning!

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