Posted on May 05, 2009. 11 comments

Pivot1S copy
Photo courtesy of Knitcircus, Issue 6 available for sale featuring Pivot here
Black Widow in my FRONT YARD (briefly before it met with the firm handed flip flop of fate). Funny story: my second summer internship in California was at the Eucalyptus lined University California Irvine campus. One of my coworkers told me that the Eucalyptus trees were often called widow makers because the branches would break off suddenly, piercing whomever was foolish enough to be caught below. So everyday at quitting time I'd sprint during my long walk to the bus anytime I found myself below those nefarious trees. Fickleknitter, providing free entertainment for the whole family since 19*coughity*cough*.
If any one picture can describe my child this is it. She is constantly in motion from the time she wakes up until bedtime. No Eucalyptus trees were harmed in the taking of this photo.
Handspun, just because. Wool purchased at Beesybee's etsy shop.
Elmo was in one the spinning wheel shenanigans. Next thing you know they'll be spinning up my stash of wool while I'm out. Damn that Elmo.


  • Posted by Cindy on Jul 14, 2009

    Love that colorway and the way you spun it. Your child reminds me of my own. Never stop!

  • Posted by Hilari on May 07, 2009

    I was waiting under one of those eucalyptus trees when a branch came crashing down and stabbed me in the wrist. Luckily it wasn’t a large branch or I could have been a goner. Another woman here was jogging and met her end (in the park with a branch) when a much more sizeable branch fell and got her.
    PS – could you pass along my address to Elmo? I’d love some handspun!

  • Posted by Roberta on May 07, 2009

    She is practicing running from those trees. It is such a gorgeous pic.

  • Posted by Wendy on May 08, 2009

    Wow, she’s getting tall! What a great picture of her running (and the black widow too).

  • Posted by mindy on May 05, 2009

    She is so incredibly squeezably cute. You should put your stash under lock and key- but yay that she’s starting so young. Soon you can stash-enhance together…
    Congrats- that shawl is breathtaking. (yarn ain’t bad, either)

  • Posted by Heidi on May 06, 2009

    damn that elmo…LOLOLOL

  • Posted by theresa on May 06, 2009

    Boy she looks like Daddy.

  • Posted by AlisonH on May 05, 2009

    She’s so cute!
    We had two scraggly eucalyptus trees here, and someone working next door knocked on mine when he was done and offered to get rid of the both for $100. Sold! Trashy little fire hazards, they were. The Chinese Elm gladly grew over their spots, glorious and green.

  • Posted by Carrie K on May 05, 2009

    If you can’t trust Elmo to tattle, who can you trust?
    Up until about 3 weeks ago when the neighbors finally took out all their trees, I could have taken a picture of the huge limb that dropped from their eucalyptus tree. Luckily, all in their yard.
    Pivot is gorgeous!!!

  • Posted by Kath on May 05, 2009

    Sadly, a falling limb from a Eucalyptus tree did kill someone where I live last year The trees border a twisty bit of road and when the limb fell it landed on a small, open-top jeep, which was then knocked off the road. The passenger was injured and driver was killed. :(

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