I finally got around to making the friend Marvin the Monkey has been asking for. Meet Matilda:
Marvin is thrilled--he's in love! And I'm in love with this yarn, Cascade's "Fixation." It's a sock yarn, 98.3% cotton and 1.7% elastic. It feels like cotton, but stretches like wool. I'm now about halfway through a pair of toe-up socks using the same red as Matilda's lips.
These two are Road Lizards like Rosa the Chewdle--they all love traveling, and went with us to our property in Nevada last week. This was a flying trip, without Serenity, to get a survey done. We now know exactly where our property corners are (on two of the three 10-acre parcels we now own.) One of the parcels is divided by a county road, and we were delighted to find a fence along the road on half of it:
Yes, those are cowboy boots (well, one is a hunter's rubber boot with a foliage print on the uppers--obviously more modern than the rest) on several of the fence posts. We stopped in at the local post office to ask some questions, and while chatting with some people there, I mentioned that we own "the property with the boots on the fence." They all knew right where it was!
Marvin and Matilda checked out the local amenities (a round log corral on the property), while Rosa preferred to sit in the truck. Some of those plants on the ground are stickery, and she didn't like walking around them. The monkeys, on the other hand, weren't as easily contained. The got into all kinds of mischief in the local store:
They couldn't resist checking out the toy rack. I was worried someone would come in and buy them. But they moved on to other attractions, like the local t-shirts:
The trouble started when they discovered the contents of a high shelf near the register. I had to drag them out after this:
Matilda came quietly, but Marvin got sidetracked on the way down:
Good thing Senor Foster and Mimi LaTour weren't with us. They would have been into the tequila, for sure. The monkeys had a great time, and are looking forward to our next trip north. They aren't the only ones!