Monday, November 7, 2016

Bluejays Don't Give Up

Yesterday morning the bluejays were the first to the peanut wreath and managed to get quite a few peanuts before the squirrels came and bullied them away.  This morning one of the bluejays discovered that it could land on one feeder perch and contort it's body around to peck seeds and cracked corn out of an opening on the other side.  Very determined, those bluejays.

I got both the laundry and Anklet #3 done almost simultaneously yesterday.  I love the way the color of the yarn changes from the dark first anklet to the white-toed third anklet.  I'm happy to say that I weighed the remaining yarn and there should be enough to knit three more anklets in gradually darkening shades back to black.  Even better, this is superwash yarn which means it can be washed and dried by machine, an excellent feature for knitting that lives on my feet.

After finishing the anklet I picked up Sudoku strip #5, as promised, and finished it too.  I will cast on strip #6 later today while waiting around for my car to be winterized and have its oil and wiper blades changed.  And I swear I'll crochet the last few hexagons at work on Wednesday and Thursday.  Really, I will.

Jo-Ann's sent out a coupon for 25% off your entire purchase, regular and sale priced, so of course I had to go there during the game yesterday and, of course, I found more fabric to buy.  First I found this gorgeous knit print for yet-another knitted shirt (I need to add 6" onto the sleeve length, time to draw off a new sleeve pattern piece) and this dark navy linen (darker than it looks, like new, unwashed denim jeans) with embroidered dots on it to make a button-down shirt for which I had to find a pattern.  I don't mind though, because I'm a fan of the tank part of the pattern and maybe the pants too.  I have some blue and white striped seersucker that'd make excellent lounging around and/or summer pants already so maybe I'll whip some up.  In my spare time.

On one of my many trips downstairs yesterday I caught sight of a bird's nest I knitted years ago for an Easter decoration and never got around to felting.  It occurred to me that it might be the perfect home for Sarah and Percy and Bill.  It is. 

I didn't write last night, I read instead, so I'm going to wrap this up and go get my car ready for winter.  Oh, we bought a nice chuck roast at the grocery on Saturday and I got it into the crockpot this morning with onions, celery, and carrots.  I should fling some mushrooms in too, shouldn't I?  We'll boil up some baby reds and feast.  Mm, supper's going to be good tonight.

1 comment:

Aunt B said...

You're right. The unfelted nest is a perfect home for the adorable owl family. Pot roast is always perfect no matter what the season. Enjoy.