Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Dishcloths, and a Baby Bat! :0

I was thinking of "Fishes, Dishes, and Bats" for a blog post title. But, oh well. That would be too much thinking for me... ;P I knitted this dishcloth today to give to my Dad. He loves to go fishing. And he also has to do dishes every day. I'm sure he would much rather be fishing than doing the dishes, so... I made him this one.

Better?/different angle:
I got that one at Digknitty Designs. FUN dishcloth patterns.
And another Grandmother's Favorite/Idiot's Dishcloth, also for my Dad:

Tonight I was walking over to get something from the closet by the front door, and I said 'What is that?' The kids said, 'What?' Me, 'That black blob...', pointing to this:

The 17 year old says 'It's a baby bat!' I said 'Are you sure?...' 'Yeah!' He went and got the ladder and took a better picture:

And zoomed in:

We kept watching it to see if it would move. Sure enough, it did. I got the camera out to try and take a video of it. By then he had already put the ladder away, though. And by the time he got it, the bat had already flown away. We got to see it fly, though. It was neat. It was so little. I hope it doesn't get in the house somehow. I don't know if I will be able to sleep now. :(
*Don't read any farther if bats creep you out*....
Okay if you read this far, bats must not creep you out, so... My Grandma once had 130 bats in her house. :0 They kept getting into her attic, through a hole in the outside of the house. Well when she had someone come out to take care of it they closed up the hole, but (DUH!) in the middle of the daytime. The bats were all inside, asleep. They started to creep into her house. By the time they got them all out/killed them :( they counted 130. ~~ Anyway, guess what I am going to lay in bed tonight and think about? And worry about getting in MY house... sigh...


Susan said...

I like that 3rd. square... :-) Looks pretty..


Tina said...

Thanks Susan. It's just the 'idiot's dishcloth' if you go to knitting pattern central, it's one of the first ones in the dishcloth section.

Cherri said...

130 BATS?!?! Yikes!!! Ok, I'm not scared of bats but that would definitely creep me out. LOL!
Your dishcloths are so pretty, too.
Hugs, Cherri

Vik said...

I like the dishcloth very much, Tina!

Tina said...

Hi Vik!! Thanks. I need to put you in my sidebar, so I can come see you. ;)

Thanks, Cherri. I know; it creeps me out still. :(

Mimi said...

The dishcloth makes a very nice gift. Its amazing how you can knit the design using only one color :)
There's probably a bat cave near our house...at night I can see a lot of bats flying by the trees here. Your grandma's bats episode is kinda creepy but amazing too ;)