Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finally Sunday!

I have only 6 more points to do on the Civil War Shawl, and then I can kitchner and I'll be DONE!


As in, this project took me almost 2 months to finish, and when I've got it on the sheet to block, I will be SO HAPPY!

Not just because it's done, but because I can then start a new project, and I have several (beyond the one I posted a day or so ago). For instance, Monthly Dishcloths has a new cloth for May, and I need to get it knit up so that I can upload my picture--at the end of the year, there's a drawing for everyone who has knit the dishcloth. I have to start taking more visually stimulating pics for my uploads, too.

Then there's a top I'd like to work on--summer is coming fast and furious, and I'd like some knit or crochet tops--some cotton or linen sounds really good about now. Not that it's hot right at this moment, but the time is coming when I won't be able to work with wool, and something cooler and lighter will save my mind from exploding.

There's a bird at my feeder. Black on top, black head, white underside, cone beak (greyish), brown butt and tail feathers, with a BRIGHT RED splotch on his neck, just under his beak, that forms a V shape on his breast. It's a beautiful bird, and one I've never seen before in my life. I have no idea what sort of bird it is.

I've also got a ton of White Crested Sparrows at my feeders. I am not sure where this new sparrow came from--I grew up with barns, and so sparrows flew like common house mice--so familiar! But these Sparrows, new to me, and quite pretty are now the commoners of the species. They've only been around for a year or so. The Goldfinches have donned their new summer plumage. I seem to have several at a time, and then none at all. I'm guessing that they are nesting, but I am concerned that moths have gotten into the finchseed/thistleseed and ruined it. Then there's the Blue Jay that just stopped in. Beautiful bird, but noisy, and they toss the feed out of the feeder with their feet and large beaks--creating a mess, and leaving more feed on the ground for the chipmunk. Little birds hop by my bay window, taunting my cats, who are both sitting on the sill drooling. And now a bright red cardinal has stopped in. My! All the color this morning!

Hubby is going to the casino today with his mother and sister for Mother's Day, and I am staying home to knit to get this shawl done, done, done! I best get started, and I will--just as soon as I eat some breakfast.

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!

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