There is nothing I find more terrifying than a spider. I love scary movies and can watch them by myself in the dark. Want to go through a haunted house? No problem, I'll go and will even go through them ahead of you if you don't like to go first. Put a tiny eight legged monster within ten feet of me and I turn into a shrieking lunatic. The larger the spider, the louder I scream. So the other morning when I went outside and nearly walked into a web that was more than two feet across I completely panicked. And when the spider that made the web scuttled onto it with it's creepy legs and bounded around in a threatening manner I
Now the spider has had an entire can of wasp spray on it and is now being beaten to death with a broom. What is the worst possible thing that could happen and go wrong here? Yes, that's right the spider got away. He managed to scuttle between the deck boards and was then no where to be found. I looked all over. Andy looked when he came home. We figured that the spider must have died and all would be well. That would be the logical thing to think and obviously the best case scenario. As luck would have it, this morning I went out to take a few pictures of The Outer Limits hat before I send one of them off to Kyle. Not only is there a new web the size of Manhattan on the lilac bush, but now there is an even bigger one on top of the pergola. It's so large that part of it is connected to the birch tree growing next to the pergola. The spider was in it and I swear he was laughing at me. I doubt they make more than one web so I think he must have invited his friends and now there is an entire colony of them living out there. I am sure they are conspiring to attack us while we sit on the new patio in the dark. Little do they know that tonight when Andy comes home, it's going to be our Take Back The Patio night. I'm heading to Home Depot for some spider spray in a little while.
I kept feeling like they might be crawling on me or plotting revenge, but I was able to take a few pictures of The Outer Limits without being attacked by the spider. The one's on the left and right are in Breathless Blue Raspberry and Ore. The one in the middle is Breathless Love Potion and Ore. It's a really fun pattern and one skein of each color can make two hats. Laurie has been test knitting the pattern and should have a picture to share soon.