Thursday, July 07, 2005

Can someone please explain to me why there are spiders in my house? Big, black, hairy, angry spiders. And they're everywhere, including my bedroom. I'm so freaked out I don't even know what to do.

The irony is, I've never been especially afraid of spiders. I'd rather have spiders in my house than cockroaches. Or flying bugs. Or flying cockroaches. Brrr. I had one of those things find its way into my room when I was a kid, and I'm still traumatized. Even my cat went into hiding from it.

I remember it actually being about as big as the cat.

Anyway, here's a milestone for me:

Socks for Sam

My first sock! It's an actual sock, with a turned heel and a decreased toe and everything. I'm so proud of it.

You'll notice it's toddler-sized, and there's a reason for that. These socks are for Sam, a little handknitted footnote to the Pixie Dust for Sam campaign. He's an adorable two-year-old baby who's about to have a bone marrow transplant, and I figured he could use some warm fuzzies on his tooties. If you want to knit or otherwise make something for Sam, let me know and I'll add it to the package. In addition to the socks, I'm going to send a couple of Sam-sized hats like this one:

Hat for Sam

…and maybe try to knit a toy or two, because we all know how kids love getting socks as gifts. Maybe he can use them as hand puppets.


Jim said...

it has been so dry, the spiders are looking for water (or a big screen TV)

skywind8 said...

A lawn care service or an exterminator service can find the right places to target with sprays to kill the spiders. It makes a big difference. And their professional poisons are far less smelly than the consumer ones.

CaroleG. said...

As creepy as they seem, I actually kind of dig spiders. Very interesting creatures. Of course if one was to crawl on me, I'd scream like a crazy person and flay my arms around and run in circles...but from a respectable distance they are pretty cool to observe. I have a the Native American animal totems, spiders represent the weaver and a feminine creative energy. (Check out this url: Well, with all the knitting (kinda like weaving, no?) you got going on over there, seems very natural for the spiders to be attracted to your energy vibration. The spider energy/spirit keeps coming to you to teach you something if you acknowledge it and work with it, you might find that you won't have so many coming in to visit you. Again, just a theory. Very cute socks, by the way!

landismom said...

Great theory, Carole G! I don't like to kill spiders, personally, but I also don't like finding them in unexpected places. Once, when I was in college, a spider crawled across my pillow while I was lying in bed, reading. My roommate thought I was being murdered.