Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Fall Bird, Sock and Cat Count
Here's Sock One, on my old foot, with Marigold pushing in, of course. Score: one sock down, one to go. The second would be further along if I had done the right rib, which is K2P2, but in the excitement of watching an Agatha Christie movie, I did K1P1, sigh, so it's back off the needles again.
The pillow in the picture is a log cabin design I did, using variegated yarn found at the local thrift, just enough for this project. that was during my log cabin period when I also made a light cotton throw for HP for summer. After these two projects I got all over picking up stitches and went on to other kinds of knitting.
Bird count: yesterday the first of the juncoes returned. Sign of winter in this region. But since there are still a few wild cherries on the tree out there, and a refilled seed feeder, plus a suet holder, all on the patio, a regular five star avian restaurant, the score was interesting.
Birds: two juncoes, two pairs of chickadees, an entire flock of a dozen mourning doves all coorooing and sitting around looked very peaceful and calm, two yellow warblers, the Jack Russells of the avian world, why have they changed it to Parson? Jack's fine by me, dashing like maniacs around the tree, cardinals, purple finches, two pairs, one Carolina wren, probably one of our babies, judging from the lovely fresh plumage, pair of bluejays, female downy woodpecker at the suet. Now breathe.
Cats: still three, underfoot at all times.