~ Edited on August 2 to remove screen shots. I am sad to report that the chick in the burrow did not survive. ~
I will get to the knitting. For now, I have to stick with the birds! What’s not to love about puffins. A friend just turned me on to these Audubon web cams: live images are on the Explore.org web site.
Several years ago, I was lucky enough to sit with puffins on Papa Westry – part of the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. What a treat! The chick will grow up quickly. Even in the burrow, birds aren’t alway present. I saw razorbills in addition to puffins on the cliff edge. Hope you get lucky!
I am an avid knitter expanding, like so many others, into knitwear design. Figure if I start blogging about it, patterns will evolve into print. My first design is this shawl, but it has yet to manifest itself completely to the written page. In other words, I started writing the pattern and it waits patiently to be finished. The pattern name is Winging It. Used Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn, ~650 yd.
My first written pattern (hope to post it to Ravelry by week’s end) is this hat – Laura’s Hat. Very simple. It’s okay to start with a simple pattern. In fact, that’s probably better. Get a little experience under my belt. Big yarn: ~90 yards of Debbie Bliss Como. Most of my knits are in fingering or DK weight, but big yarn seems to be popular and who doesn’t like a quick knit….
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I have taken quite a few knitting classes, but no classes focusing entirely on how to design knitwear. I hope to bring home several new skills after my trip to Manchester, New Hampshire in October for Interweave Knitting Lab.
For today, this is about it. Just one more photo to share. Found this lovely on a potted plant near my side door.