Deranged chipmunk

If you’re my neighbor, you’re probably eventually going to come upon me, sprawled out full length on the ground, pointing a whole lot of camera at a very small bit of knitting and carefully nudging a clump of moss or a wisp of leaf into just the right spot.  Which is fine!  Assuming I’m not in someone else’s yard or dangerously close to the road, I maintain that this is harmless.

But it does give rise to a bit of chatter.  So I try to allow for a reasonable length of time between incidents so as not to stir up too much talk.  And I just took the acorn pictures last week, so normally, I’d be trying to exercise a bit of restraint for the next few days and not do anything to attract notice.

But…well…I just really wanted to show you how these all look together.  Because holy crap things are grim out there right now, and this is apparently how I’m staving off despair this year.

Which again, I maintain is fairly harmless (and much better than the approach some folks seem to take where they blatantly ignore science or strip significant portions of the citizenry of their voting rights or deny millions of people access to healthcare or regulate who grown ass adults love and how they express their gender).

So just to run it down, these are pieces from three different patterns.  The acorns are from Hoard.  The mushrooms are from Foraged.  And the little caped buddies (and their leafy pods) are Nestled.  All three patterns are available on both ravelry and payhip. And to celebrate the acorns getting their knit caps, you can take 10% off any (or all) of them with the code STOCKPILE.  That will work through the end of the day, eastern time, Friday October 10.

And really, do what you need to do to make it through.  If that’s cookies, fine.  If it’s naps, fine.  If it’s cheesy movies, fine.  If it’s playing with tiny knitted nonsense?  Well that’s fine too.  The world needs you in it.  And for the love of all that’s good and decent in the world, vote these assholes out of office.