…cos you can’t get friendly with a crocodile… *here endeth the hum*
Sorry, bad habit, humming. Sometimes, since having children, I’ve caught myself walking down the ward at work humming ‘Row, row, row your boat’. Not very professional, is it?
Anyway, back to the crocodiles. TheTwistedYarn, the Toddler Twinnage, the Stoic Spouse, and the in-progress Arne and Carlos blanket have been on (a very short) tour. Look! Here we are, pottering through the Oxfordshire countryside in the cool autumn sunshine.
We were on a mission, hitherto promised to the Toddler Twinnage, to go see some crocodiles. So, as yer do, we pottered over to Oxfordshire’s crocodile sanctuary. Hmmm… crocodiles and Oxfordshire…. two rather incongruous concepts, given that our nearest native crocs must be several thousand miles away in more humid climes? Of all the things Oxford/Oxfordshire is famous for, crocodiles ain’t exactly high enough up the list to be vying for the trophy, are they? To be honest, we don’t really do scary beasties at all round here, although I’ll concede that autumn wasp stings can feel awfully sore for a while.
But back to The Crocs Of Ox. We found them! Here’s a ‘snap’:-
We also found a perfectly sensible solution to the problem of mischievous visitors:-
I met a sage old croc called Daisy, and showed her the Arne and Carlos blanket. Actually, I tried to extol to her the benefits of knitting, given her sedentary lifestyle. But Daisy remained impassive, staring at me with mean marble eyes and I suspect fantasising about human-shaped lunch served with a lightly piquant sauce. I don’t think we’ll be seeing her on Ravelry any time soon.
And coming home, I worried about the lack of knitting/crochet angle of the blog post that I was composing in my mind, so I went online and found… the crocodile (crochet) stitch! Look at this beauty! I think even Daisy would be impressed. I found a tutorial here. It’s actually easy to do, and the perfection of the numbers and arrangement behind it are so so satisfying to a logical mind. Here’s a quick swatch that I crocheted. It’s a lot easier than it looks:-
I’m thinking a scarf, no? Or maybe a crazy scaly hat?
Anyway, that’s all for now. TheTwistedYarn has a vile stinking cold, and is retreating to the medicine cabinet. Again.