Why do I rescue the lizards, when the neighborhood roaming cats eat them and then puke them up? I don't know. They are little and quick and cute and they eat bugs, which makes them my friends. And I just don't want the DOG eating them. His stomach is delicate enough.
Oh, and I'm somewhat aghast that Boss, a FL native, will not pick up a lizard. His son will, fortunately, so that particular quirk has skipped a generation. These little guys are sweet, basically toothless - if they do get scared enough to bite, it's like being grabbed by a Very Angry Paperclip - you may have seen the America's Funniest Videos clip of the kid wearing them like earrings. I'm not sure I could do that, I don't care to be pinched, but that gives you an idea of how defenseless they are. Harmless, helpless little bug eaters, I try to save as many as I can.
I had what should be known in knitblog world as a Mariko Day. I have actual food and jewelry photos. No, I did not break out the sewing machine, but now that I'm getting into the Zone, who knows?
Girlchild and her friend are coming down next weekend for a concert, and I said I'd cook something - she wanted banana bread.
Those three loaves are now wrapped in the freezer - one to eat while they are here, a couple to take back. They are not as flat as they look in that photo. They didn't rise impressively, but hey, it's banana bread, it's thick and dense and sweet. The secret to great banana bread is knowing when the bananas are "ripe." Bananas get sweeter as they get overripe, and it intensifies the bread flavor - "ripe" is barely banana bread material. "Overripe" is closer. But when people ask, "When the hell are you going to throw those disgusting things out?" they are ready to be banana bread. Trust me on that one.
I also bought peanut butter chocolate chips for cookies, I may get to those tomorrow. Maybe not.
I finally got around to felting a project that was languishing, just waiting for woven ends:
This pattern is from Weekend Knits, I've made a few of them. The stripes and colors are entirely my own. I have a turquoise zipper just waiting for
Here's the bracelet I made at the jewelry party the other night. It's rather Christmas-y. I'm not a big Swarovski beads fan, but I do have some pretty spacers and findings that coordinate with them. I was the only one there who had made jewelry before. I had to kinda keep quiet to avoid "outing" myself and ruining it for the jewelry lady, this was her first show. The bracelet is sitting on my new favorite felting book.
And this is what the sky looked like as seen through my bougainvilla, the bush of the huge scary spikes, which is trying to climb in my bedroom window.
It was a good and relaxing day. More photos tomorrow, including one, and maybe two, Dulaan project hats.