So yesterday I decided to head over to the LYS just to get out of the house and maybe spend some birthday money. I bought 3 more skeins of Ultra Alpaca and one more skein of the Ranco with a special project in mind. After I'd come home, I decided to reorganize my yarn and knitting area downstairs. It was a MESS. I ended up taking two large bags of yarn upstairs and bringing about 10 skeins of yarn down for other projects. I decided to frog Maya's cardi. I just can't seem to get it right! Then it occured to me....Starksy Jr.!! Of course! That would be a great fall sweater for her and she would fall between sizes which may allow her to get an additional years' wear out of it. Also, I have yarn! Twice now I've bought blue (okay three counting the Ella Rae Amity) yarn just for a sweater for this poor girl and all three times, something has doomed the project! So I dug it all out. I've got 7 balls of Knit Picks Andean Silk. Seven. Thats not enough yardage for the sweater in a small size! I just bought yarn! I can honestly say, I think I have too much yarn! I still don't have what I need! I want to make this sweater so she can wear it this fall, which means I need yarn ASAP. I don't want to wait and order more. The dye lot is old. Frick!
As I was feeling sorry for myself I noticed Roxie looking at me pitifully. In this house sad look = dinner time. So I open the door to get her doggie dish and I'm looking at the mess on the porch and.....Holy Shit!! Is that a spider?!!!
Needless to say I'm afraid to go in the backyard now. When it saw me it scrambled up towards the top of the canopy thingy. Its legs are HUGE! I don't even know how to go about getting rid of such a creature. I don't want to kill it (surprisingly) but my gut instincts are telling me to go get a baseball bat.
I tried my best to capture the creepy beauty of this baby but there was no way I was going to leave my safety zone in the doorway to get closer.
Those are Christmas lights he/she is next to. Yikes. As scary as it is I can't help but feel a little compassion for someone who can spin...
Here's an action shot. Once the sun went down, this baby started spinning like crazy! All I know is, if I go out there and any web touches me, I'm losing my shit.