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Tiny Birds

This week I have been knitting tiny birds.

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They are fun to make- lots of interesting little shaping sections. I’ve started with the Bluebird of Happiness pattern and changed the tail shaping a so it fans out a little bit rather than coming to a point.

The plan is that they will get eyes, and perhaps little additional embellishment and become holiday ornaments.

They look really sharp against some koolaid reds (on taupe colored Griff yarn) I dyed on the run this morning (that’s fruit punch on the left, black cherry on the right)

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so perhaps they’ll each get a red tassel or something.

I’m also trying out a stranded colorwork bauble-type ornament.
Just in the early stages on that one, so no pics yet.

In other news, our baby chicken girls are just starting to lay, so that’s cool.
I love the cute little “starter eggs” (one the left)

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Not really miniature, just kind of petite. And all the ones I’ve found so far are green-ish, so that’s neat.

Wool in the Sunshine

Just finished the Dottie Oregon vest this weekend, and she turned out great. Just needs a zipper now, and that should come in the mail in a couple of weeks.

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Minor adjustments to the pattern- I added a little waist shaping, sloped the shoulders off just a bit, and widened the neck by a few stitches.

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I’m really in love with the way the fabric feels. Substantial and strong, but fluffy and with a little bit of a fuzzy halo.

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It’s too bad it’s too warm out now to wear it, but I’m sure it will get a lot of use once the weather turns cool this fall.

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And here’s a fun little bit of splashy color to round out the week’s wool-work. Approximately 380 yards. No idea what it might eventually be. For now, it’s just fun and fruity yarn basking in the sun.

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Beautiful Bales

It’s seems early for second cutting local grass hay to be available, but it arrived this morning, and is just gorgeous.

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I realize that it might seem weird to describe hay that way, but I tell you what- when it looks right, and feels right, and smells amazing- there’s no other way to put it.

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And it should make the sheepers very happy. 🙂

In other news, I tripped and sprained my ankle at my day job, and so am a bit gimpy right at the moment. Icing and elevating the foot makes for good knitting time, though- so I’ve been making pretty steady progress on Dottie’s Oregon Vest.

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It’s coming together nicely- just have to figure out what I want to do for the closures. I really like zippers in things like this, I just don’t like installing them….

It’s Hard to Know What to Say

You probably know that Edgar had been having some problems recently.

The seizures seemed to be becoming more frequent, and while he’d come back after some pretty rough moments here over the last three months, it became clear to me on Tuesday that he was not going to be able to recover this time.

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that Edgar was a really special guy.
He was a good friend of mine, and I’m so thankful for the time I had with him.

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He is deeply missed, by me and the rest of the flock.