So, last summer, there was a carpenter bee (I have always called them bumble bees and have just recently found out they are two separate beings) that would come say hello to me every day when I was sitting on the deck. We got so used to each other that he would land on me and crawl around and I was mostly okay with it. He even took a nap in my knitting bag a few times.
This summer, I don't have a bee friend. Instead, I have goldfinch and hummingbird friends.
Yeah, he's very pixilated. Sorry. We are friends, but it's a new friendship. He comes to see me each morning but he doesn't trust me enough yet to allow me to get a decent photo.
I can't even begin to get a photo of the hummingbird. Every afternoon he flys up about two feet from my face, hovers just long enough for me to realize what's happening, and then he's gone again.
I am really going to miss the wildlife here at this house when we move. And no, we don't know so when that will be but it will be soon. Well, soon-ish. We are feverishly working to clear out all the junk from the house and fixing the things that need to be fixed so we can put it on the market. And once that happens, our search to find a house to buy will turn into panic mode house hunting. I can't say I'm looking forward to the experience.
Thankfully, I have my knitting to keep my mind occupied.
And boy do I have knitting! I finished the granny square baby blanket. It's being modeled on the new deck railing. I finished the blanket much sooner than expected. I sort of went into knitting panic mode because...
I thought I'd mentioned that I was going to be a craft vendor at Winterfest this year but I don't see a post about it so I'm not sure if I never wrote it or if I deleted it some how or if it's there and I'm just blind. Who knows. Who cares. The point is, I'm going to be a craft vendor at Winterfest this year. I am excited and I am in TOTAL panic mode. I've never participated in such a big event before and I'm slightly terrified. But also very excited. And very, very busy knitting for it.