We all have our favorites, and Fireman loves the goldfinches. They require a special seed around here if you want to attract them to your yard. This is their winter color hue. They actually become bright yellow/gold in summer and the change is noticeable.
Some of you love the cardinals. I’ve said it before, (oops trying not to bore you!) but they are a really brilliant red up here in Wisconsin. Maybe it is just that the landscape is so much less crowded and dense. The woods make a great backdrop for these splashes of color in the form of birds.
Can I just tell you how hard it is to get their photos? They move so fast. They sit still for very short periods of time. If it weren’t for my zoom lens, (ah, Fuji finepix S refurbished I love thee) I wouldn’t get these close ups.
Finally this Friday the 13th, I give you my only sock book. I think I have only worked ONE of the patterns in this book . There are no charts.
I think I bought this when sock knitting was very new to me. I am going to try a different toe shaping technique on my current pair in progress. She offers 5 toe shapings: a round toe, a French toe, a Pointed toe, a Star of four points toe, a flat toe and a wide toe.
The wide toe instructions say to end with a three needle bind off. The flat toe is the only one that mentions the dreaded Kitchener stitch. So Here’s to a new toe. Time for an old sock knitter to learn a new trick.
Happy Friday the 13th ! May you encounter the best of luck and have a great day. We are off to see Lala Land and ahem, stop at a knit store in the area of the theatre. I need to feel some Spun Right Round sock yarn , some Vesper and some Kismet before I indulge in a January pick me up purchase.