Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Honing My Post Apocalyptic Skills

Finished my second basket. The rim looks wonky in this photo because there are built in handles on either end.

See? (Be kind. I'm learning.)

Next in rotation is spinning. I'm going to get started on the confetti/camel rovingI got at A-Z Farm. Then after that's done, sweater knitting. So, to recap, I spin, I knit, I make baskets and I cook. Surely to goodness some post-apocalyptic clan will take me in after some ninny with a nuclear bomb gets trigger happy?

Apparently there's a guy across the street( who's 'out standing in his field'...Get it?!?!?!) who can make fire. Maybe I should befriend him? Now all we need is a hunter and a gardener and we'll be good to go.

I kept a close eye on the fire starter this time. A couple of weeks ago he nearly burned down the neighborhood across the way by insisting on burning a field when we had 40 mph winds. Seems he didn't learn his lesson since we have tremendous winds again today and he's out there flinging the matches around all crazy like. Again. I didn't say he was smart...("Ugh. Make fire. Ugh.") just talented in the fire making department. At least this time, it was close enough to home so I could have sent my one-dog-drooling-fire-brigade out to staunch the flames if things got out of hand. All I would have had to do is give Fire Guy a tennis ball and send Ben over. Thankfully it didn't come to that.
Off to sit and spin! Have a good evening!


Kitty Mommy said...

That basket is gorgeous! You can stay at my post-apocalyptic commune any day!!

WV: fretcra - citrus soft drink with a speech impediment?

dale-harriet said...

Ooooh, I want in to the post-apocalyptic commune too! I can play the recorder and tell stories, would that do? (I tried making fire with flint and steel once - broke the flint and cut my finger. Ate sandwiches.) "But seriously, folks"...could you be persuaded, somehow, to *instruct* someone to make such a basket? I'd be happy to order materials for two or more..... Will talk to you L8R!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Well, count me in because I can garden and can. Have the sheep for the wool needed for spinning, too. Could hunt if I had to but don't like to kill things and am a vegetarian. I also am quite good at building a fire, so let's leave out Caveman, okay?

Cindy G said...

So is fire guy doing a "controlled burn" or is he just an arsonist????

Lisa/knitnzu said...

Beautiful basket!!!! Go see what my bright acquaintence Bill did recently with fire... http://turnorama.blogspot.com/

Don't code enforcement officers and/or forest rangers need to know about burns there?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I can quilt! I can sew on a treadle machine and by hand. Other than that--fairly useless. I could learn how to make soap or johnny cakes or something. I want to play!!

Linda L. said...

Remember that game where you have a list of a bunch of people: men, women, all ages and with different skills, and you have to choose 20 to save from nuclear war (supposedly to repopulate the planet)?

You get a spot in my bomb shelter.

Elizabeth said...

Awesome basket.

If repopulating the planet is the goal, I won't get a spot in the shelter because I'm past my fertile years. But I can do all sorts of other useful stuff.

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