Sunday, May 20, 2007

It`s nearly done,

I only have two more rows and the cast off to do on the Forest Canopy Shawl (I guess I ought to be knitting instead of writing this) so I will soon have something to show. I haven`t had much chance to knit lately, what with work, the garden, life in general and the fact that I have been preparing an index for the magazine that DH works for for the whole of last year. That has now been completed and I shall be treating myself to an iPod with part of the proceeds and I am now on the lookout for knitting podcasts. I really enjoy BritKnitCast and Lixie Knits It and would love to find some more english ones to enjoy (not that I have anything against american podcasts - it is just that I am happier when I know what they are talking about !)

Since I don`t have any knitting to show, I thought I would let you see this beauty in my back garden, but please don`t tell Dudley (cat) that there is a blackbird nesting in the middle of it - we are having far too many `presents` brought to us as it is, in fact DD has just been on a rescue mission. Dudley brought back an extremely cute and fluffly moorhen chick, which was totally unharmed but slightly bemused and ran round the garden in circles like a clockwork mouse. A plastic pudding basin was quickly popped over the poor little mite, and an old chopping board slid underneath to safely trap the little chap and then DD carried the whole lot up the footpath, and across the playing field to the pond in the hope of reuniting it with it`s family, desperately hoping she wouldn`t meet anyone she knew en route!


dreamcatcher said...

Oh bless, hope the moorhen chick was reunited with its family! Look forward to seeing the completed FC shawl :-)

acrylik said...

Looking forward to seeing the Forest Canopy shawl - I think that's next on my shawl to do list :)

Haven't found any other British knitting podcasts yet, but I shall mention them if I do :)

Rain said...

Kids are so easily embarrassed. So glad you were able to rescue the wee mite.

I can't wait to see your shawl.

Helen said...

Beautiful clematis!

Looking forward to seeing your finished FC. I'm really enjoying making mine.