Saturday, July 27, 2013

On my needles and on the deck!

I have put aside my baby sweater knitting for the time-being, and am working on a little shawl (scarf) for myself.  I haven't done anything just for myself in a bit.  I actually chose the yarn before I decided on a pattern.  I got some Malabrigo Silky Merino in the lovely "Lavanda" shade.  It looks more blue in the photo than purple, which it is.  I then went to Ravelry, entered the yarn name, and looked for projects that had used this yarn already - all kind of backward from the way I usually do it - but very satisfying.  I selected the pattern 22 Little Clouds, written by Martina Behm, and free on Ravelry.

The pattern is well written and easy to follow.  I am nearly done, with only the ruffly edging yet to do, but I know that it will consist of 5 very long rows, so it will take a bit more time to complete.



Now for a hawk update!  Our hawks are still with us - delighting us with personal visits nearly every day. The mornings seem to be particularly busy - I don't know why this is.  I have taken to keeping one camera upstairs and another down (my smaller point and shoot).  This running up and down the stairs to get the camera was getting to be a bit much.








If you look closely, you will see one on the rail, and the other on the lower branch.



The only downside to having the hawks around is that the songbirds aren't.  The price to pay for our brief summer visits!

6 comments:

  1. Your photos are just so very good. They are a treat to the eye. Thank you for sharing the hawks with me!
    Smiles, Dottie

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    1. Thank you Dottie - they are so fun to try to capture on film.

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  2. Fabulous action shots of the hawks! Your shawl is really coming along, and having seen it in person, the yarn is truly perfect for the shawl. You will wear it well. ;)

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  3. Wow, your hawk photos are great! I like the shawl, too.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! Both bring me pleasure.

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