Friday, June 09, 2006

Knitting with the Blues Fest tomorrow!

So, while not one of the organizers (I've never met them), my pal Tressa and I are going to hoof it down to Millenium Park to engage in PUBLIC KNITTING. Shocking, I know. It's right up there with flagrant public mastication and indecent stick mastery or something.

Franklin designed the flyer, and at his cafe press store you can find one for your city. I especially like his knitting Venus de Milo design.

I already knit in public pretty frequently - if I get a single seat on the train in the morning I will work on a toy for Mr. Whiskers. It takes up a lot less space than the red eye, believe you me. I've just never done it as a group. My anti-social tendencies are kicking in. Who are these people? I am not a club knitter! Will they be nice to me? Will they say I'm doing it wrong? Too much anxiety.

If you want to see the spectacle, come to the Boeing gallery (east of the faces fountain) or if it rains the Randolph Cafe. Noon-Four.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Squirrel Battle of Aught Six

Scratch loves him some window box gardening. Unfortunately, the local squirrels also seem to love digging around in the plants. Scratch started out slowly with the squirrel repellant.
Phase 1: Chile Flakes
Sprinkling chile flakes in the dirt is supposed to turn squirrels off. Well, not so much.
Phase 2: Tobasco/Dish Soap Spray
Again, this is a 'sure fire' squirrel repellant. Too bad nobody told the family of insane squirrels living in our neighborhood.
Phase 3: Build a fence
Scratch decided to get creative and fence some shit up (picture.) So far, it's the best repellant yet - but the dang squirrels still got into one planter.

If you have any tips or home remedies that do not involve bb guns or rat poison, please let us know!

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