Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Medieval things and new pets

On Friday we went to the Renaissance Festival.
Friday just happened to be student day, but Friday was the only day we could both go. On student day, they don't serve beer -- and there are so many darned kids. Needless to say, it wasn't as fun as last year. But we made the most of it.

We saw a King,

And a Queen,



And the gayest pirate ever!

Too much sun and not enough beer made me a little silly by the end of the day. Here I am impersonating Tyra when she showed the girls how to use pain as inspiration when they draw a blank. Oh, I'm having cramps!

Tony got a bit silly too.

In gardening news: we've started harvesting radishes.

Tony propagated a new staghorn fern from his enormous one in the house. We mounted it to a piece of bark (with good ol' lace weight wool) and hung it in a tree. It shifted around a bit, but it'll fill in.

Lastly, we have a new pet. I was walking through the back yard today and I saw something scurry down a hole. I watched it for a bit and discovered that an Oklahoma Brown Tarantula has moved in. I gave it a bit of wood over its hole for protection and to remind us it lives there.

Boo! S/he's scary! Their venom is less poisonous than a bee sting. They are supposed to be very docile. So it can stay.

In knitting news: I'm working on a baby surprise jacket. Wheee! Hopefully I'll have more knitting content soon.




Marianne said...

The gayest pirate ever, that was too funny! Did you ask him to do a bit of swashbuckling? :^)

dang, those are pretty radishes!

awwww... the little tarantula, dudes, you're just the best!

Brena said...

Yay Medieval fair!!! That Tyra is just plain crazy this season. I just about peed my pants when she "slithered" off the screen and Jay Manual was like "What the hell are you doing down there?"

Knit and fall back in it said...

I like the picture of the tarantula, in fact that is how I like them best, in pictures.

Fannie Pie said...

Love your new pet! and the pirate! He certainly looks festive! Looks like a fun day was had by all:-)

Hooly said...

I second the awwww... and what a great idea to shelter its nest.

anniam said...

I would really LIKE to be the type of person who says, oh a tarantula--Cool! But, I'm not. I get close to one, and it starts jumpin' around and I scream like a ninny.

The spinning guild had folks at the fair spinning, but I opted out of participating.

Jen said...

Part A, yes, that was one gay pirate!

Part 2, that Tarantula is disgusting. :)

Eikon said...

I really ought to try the giant doily blanket. I've been enamored of shawls lately.

kaoticorchid said...

Looks like you guys really had a lot of fun at the Medieval fair! The spider is cool-smart idea with the hollowed-out log.

KnitXcorE said...

so cool!
i've never been to a Renaissance fair, ever!

sko_G knits said...

those radishes look amazing, but the tarantula frightens me!!

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