….. and they will come”. Well they aren’t coming very fast!
Last weekend I put up a hummingbird feeder. I thought that the timing was right – the honeysuckle is in full bloom and that always brings out the hummingbirds. But I wanted a more year round show of birds. So up went the feeder. A fancy one with rests so that maybe, just maybe – they might hold still long enough for me to take pictures.
They haven’t discovered it yet. I have seen a couple of hummingbirds investigating. My husband said that he has seen one bird as well. Patience, I suppose, must be the call of the day! After all “Rome wasn’t built in a day” either. And there was never any time line involved in when “they will come”!
Last weekend was a pretty good weekend for sighting birds.
We walked around Louden Park and Long Lake on Sunday and there were quite a few birds out. There was a little light rain and some sun. Quite variable.
Wild Roses were blooming along the lake and some Wild Iris in the marsh as well. Bee’s loved the roses. The blackbirds were zooming around and singing their hearts away and the sparrows were keeping them company.
The knitting is bombing along well. Number 48 is at about the halfway point.
I had to pull out everything I had knit Monday evening and Tuesday morning on Tuesday evening as I found out that I was using up too much yardage. What would I do without a kitchen scale?! It really was a good thing that I did as I was also able to fix those small, niggling, “why didn’t I do that?”, kind of details as well!
I am very impressed with the Buffalo Gold yarn. I was quite worried about how it would handle the knitting, ripping, and bead movement!
That is a lot of activity for any yarn. This yarn hasn’t even shown a small pill or separation in the plies from all the working that it has gone through. The gold thread hasn’t caught on my needle more than twice in all of the knitting to date, even the knit and re-knit yarn has behaved. This is one well designed and well spun yarn.
The Celtic Fichu for the painting class this summer is progressing as well. The back is done and the first arm is well underway. I love the lace knot work and I can hardly wait to paint out each line. I am think of embellishing each corner with a dangling knot in I-cord. I will have to play with the idea to see if it will work. Otherwise I will be looking at tassels, something with a Vintage look I think.