Friday, January 20, 2006

Casa Lagarto

I've always thought houses with names had a high coolness factor. Like Tara, or Roseville, or The Breakers, or even Southfork (ok, that's a whole ranch). If we were going to name our house anything, it would have to do with lizards. We have an abundance of lizards. Just our house, too. Not wo much the neighbors. I guess we're lizard-friendly. You don't see them so much right now, when it's cold, but in the summer they bask themselves in the warm sun on the walls. The wall next to our walkway leading to our front door is a favorite lizard sunning spot, and people always comment on our lizards.

When it's at all warm, any time you look out you can find lizards if you just look. A couple of times we've had one get in the house - which is great excitement for the cats.... but generally they stay outside. We have so many that we've started collecting ceramic lizards for the yard to keep the real ones company.

So, for a house name, I guess we'd have to go with Casa Lagarto, Spanish for lizard house (loosely translated). Most things in So. Calif have Spanish names, so that would fit in well. We could pretend to be French and go with Chez Lezard... but we're not French. We are German, but Haus Mauereidechse is a little unwieldy - not to mention I don't have a clue how to pronounce it - and it's a little much for signage.

Anyhooooo, my new Jaywalkers with the Trekking XXL yarn reminded me of the ceramic lizards by our front door. I'm kind of liking these socks - but Kaity says they're the ugliest things she's ever seen. I think they're kind of hippie-funky... I don't know - they're growing on me.

Opinions?

29 Comments:

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous jillian said...

I think they are puuuurty. I like the blendy-ness of Trekking XXL and the Mega Boots Stretch (that I just got my first big ball of) rather than stripey-stripes.

How interesting that you get lizards and your neighbors don't. Perhaps you have more abundant food sources, or more water and shelter. There is a chain of life in a backyard just as in a jungle. When I moved into this house, except with rare exceptions, I gardened without chemicals, planted many natives, and I tend to let things grow a bit wild. Within 2 years, we have an entire family of Southern Alligator lizards living under the house. I presume they live on the multiple species of cicadas and grasshoppers I've seen constantly about...also new in the last couple years. I enjoy the fauna in my yard as much as the flora!!

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger keohinani said...

i think your socks look perfectly fine! consider the source; kaity's into black and punk-y colors, and that colorway doesn't exactly exude "punk."
do you have any pictures of these lizards? that's really weird and cool! haha...
happy friday!

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

I think you're lucky Kaity thinks they're ugly..they won't disappear from your drawer!

 
At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Chery said...

I like your socks!! And, the lizards are really colorful.

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger Chris said...

I love that yarn - it looks like Noro, only sockweight. Beeeeyooootiful.

Ok, revised sock count - all the socks I've ever knitted, including those for myself and those for others = 33 pairs.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Actually, I really like the color blending on the Trekking XXL. It's loud and it's fun, and will look perfect with your clogs. And well, you can embarass Kaity when you wear them. That's enough right there to finish knitting them!

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Katie said...

I like the Trekking. It's very original!

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger candsmom said...

I'm really liking the Trekking Jaywalkers! I was thinking the same thing as the other Chris (must be something in the name ;-)) about the color transitioning reminding me of Noro (which I love!). And I had to laugh because they really do bear some resemblance to your ceramic lizards! I love the earthy/turquoise tones and I think they make for unusual and funky Jaywalkers. Love 'em! (and I'm with you on the Haus Mauereidechse bit. Too funny! ;-)) Take care and have a great weekend, Lynda! :-)

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

Love the socks, but love the lizards even more.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Laura said...

I loooove that Trekking. The colors are so gorgeous.

When my family lived in Brazil, we had geckos on the walls all the time. They are great to have around, as they eat annoying bugs such as mosquitoes. Anyway, my dad tried to catch one once ... by the tail. Oops -- gecko tails just come off, and they grow another.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you how much I like the new look of your blog! It looks faboo! :) Cheers to you and Kaity!

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) from a "male" blogger down under in New Zealand. I found your blog very interesting reading. Can I mention your blog on one of my blogs - 21 21 21 Blogs ? Take care of those lizards !!!

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Leah said...

I love the look of the trekking!! The colorway is a bit Noro-ish! I think its cool & funky!!

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the socks! Chameleon socks...

Chez lizard. *giggle* I like it.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

I like the Trekking. Great colors. One thing about Indiana, it's a lizard-free environment.

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous erin said...

First, trekking is gorgeous! Second, I have lizards, in the house! yuks!

 
At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Julia said...

I was wondering what jaywalkers would look like in trekking 100! Great colors.

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

I am loving that sock yarn. Didn't you say that you got it at the not so Local LYS?

Tell me! I am dying for some!

(By the way and between you and me: Kaity is a good friend to me, too.)

 
At 6:19 PM, Anonymous heather said...

Love your lizards, but love your sock yarn even MORE. OMG, I am obsessing a wee bit I like it that much. Your socks are going to be spectacular, I must say. :)

Know what else? my nickname for Lizzie is "Lizard Breath."

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

I love the colour of the socks! They could be lizard socks...they kinda blend in with that green one. Maybe chameleon socks...lol. Regardless of what you call them, I like em!

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Martha said...

If I didn't like Kaity's blog, I'd say "all her taste is in her mouth". I think that the socks are fab. (And you can't go very wrong ever with Trekking!)

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger marirob said...

Cute Jaywalkers! I'm glad to see others use Trekking as well - isn't it a great yarn?

Thanks so much for posting on my blog. I'm amused to see that your cat was snoring the other day. My cat snores lots and I think it's the cutest thing ever!

 
At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Abigail said...

Tell Kaity she has no taste:) I love the color way. Very vibrant and rich.

We have loads of lizzards to and our dogs probably enjoy them as much as your cats.

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Marion said...

I love the socks, too. Hippie funky is the perfect way to put it, they remind me of tie-dye.

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Gorgeous colors!!!

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

I like the colors! We have the geckos here in the summer, though I did find a Fence Lizard in The Girl's room this summer. Yikes!
I'm done with my first pair of socks in '06! They're not for me, but I'm next!

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

Love the socks Lynda!!! They are different, no doubt, but definitely not ugly.

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

Wouldn't it be fun if some genius invented yarn that would change color with your mood. Then you could have chameleon socks.

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger mrspao said...

Those socks look like they could glow in the dark :)

 

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