Monday, June 26, 2006

Not a post for arachniphobes



After posting my yesterday's entry about my emotions, I went to take a soothing bath, only to find this guy hanging out on my shower curtain. For those of you who don't live in the northwest, this is a Hobo Spider. Hobo spiders have a painful, necrotic (flesh eating) bite that generally requires skin grafting to heal. Not something I'm interested in now that I'm without health insurance, thanks. Feeling very vulnerable last night, I photographed my victim, then quickly struck him down on the ground and crushed him (he was so big it was audible, folks!) before he scurried off. Then I quietly sobbed for killing him when really, he hadn't done anything to me.


Today though, I'm feeling much better. I put a major dent in the packing and cleaning, and it's safe to say I'll be out of here by 2:00 pm tomorrow. Also, I just started my very first Clapotis, and I'm enjoying myself. I'm purling the stitches between the ktbl's, like my old coworker, S. I just need to take care not to finish the Clap before my flight next Sunday. This seems the perfect knitting project for the plane ride.


Also, something to look forward to: no hobo spiders in New York City.




4 comments:

Shelby said...

oh no! Not a hobo spider. You are much braver than I. Your clapotis looks so good. I wish we were stll working together so we could have a real mini-knit-along. things aren't the same without you. . .

Veronica said...

yikes, don't feel bad, the spider wouldn't feel bad for you after it bit you.

i sending good traveling thoughts your way. i'll miss you.

aja said...

oh man, that is one thing I DO NOT miss about Seattle. Big nasty spiders. I hate them. I especially hate flesh eating spiders. Lovely work on the clapotis!

Sundara said...

I'm going to have to start a clap so I don't feel left out!

Don't feel guilty for crushing the evil, menacing spider. Flesh-eating deserves to die. And they may not have those in NYC, but ROACHES!!! eeeeeewwwww!