Thursday, March 4, 2010

Backyard Visitors

A new family has moved into our backyard. A pair of Steller's Jays have taken a liking to one of the coniferous trees and decided to stay awhile. They have begun nest building and are industriously collecting sticks and dried grass. Every morning we are awakened by their raucous  chatter and every breakfast we watch them through the large sliding doors as they go about their business. Yes they are loud and some people consider them nuisances but we are charmed and are eager to catch glimpses of the babies when they come. We rarely got to see these birds while living in the city so it is a real treat to watch them go about their daily routine! The girls have nicknamed them Bob and Jenny, lol. So far I have one poor picture of them but I hope to gain their trust and get some better ones in the coming days.

In knitting news there is not much new to report. I am whipping through my plum Trekking socks and should be finished them in a couple of days. I haven't really decided what to start next but I'm thinking of finishing up a languishing ufo first. I have a sweater for eldest that I started before Xmas that I'm sure she'd like to wear before she outgrows it. It is about halfway finished so it should only take a week or so to complete. After that I am considering the Tangled Yoke Cardigan out of some Rowan Felted Tweed that I have squirreled away since my birthday last year. 


  1. I love love love that trekking yarn! I have a skein in brown that someday will be knit up (probably in plain jane stockinette, LOL) The purple color is lovely and I love your ribbing.

  2. It was nice to work with. Not the softest, but the color changes are really nice. It did soften up in the first wash, though.