First off, Boyfriend Sock #2 is almost done! I have loved making these socks, but I have been working on them for over a month now. There have been a few interruptions and extenuating circumstances, but I am finally almost done. I have to get the heel knit in and weave in all these ends. I didn’t disclose all these ends on sock #1, but I thought there should be truth in sock making.
So I hope to finish these up today.
Yesterday, we went on a walk. There are trails all around us. It just takes a few minutes to get to them. We first walked into an area that looked like this:
Once we got over to this area, we came upon large prairie dog villages. I tried to get some pictures of them. This little prairie dog was letting me have it because I was getting too close. She was chirping at me, but it was more than a chirp. Very loud and insistent.
As we walked, we saw signs that said “Coyote Country”, and they explained what you are supposed to do when you see a coyote. Davey and I had read that sign when we’d been walking a few days prior. I’d heard coyotes barking in groups before, but they were always pretty far away from our house. I never considered them coming close to us humans. Of course then I wasn’t standing in the midst of thousands of tasty prairie dogs either. I read that we were supposed to speak in “loud and firm” voices, and we were not to run. I kinda thought running might be a bad idea, and I can definitely be loud if I see one, but the firm voice might be hard to pull off. A hysterical shrill screaming voice might be easier. After Davey and I looked at the sign, he explained to me that coyotes were friendly. Then every time the grass would blow, he’d ask if there was a coyote nearby. The first few times, I’d about jump out of my skin, but when no friendly coyote appeared, I got over it.
So anyway, on Sunday, we kept walking and and ended up by a small lake. Davey got out of the stroller and took a look with Daddy.
Then we had to stop for a snack. Davey always loves a picnic of any size.
Ok now to go work on weaving in those ends!
I was considering knitting those socks. Until I saw your picture of the ends!
Looks like you live in a beautiful “wide open spaces” area.
Eek! The ends! But they’ll be mighty warm to wear with all those layers of strands. 🙂
Love the prairie dog village! We don’t have them over here other than in zoos, so I love seeing random wildlife from other countries. We just have squirrels. *sighs*
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