Monday, June 14, 2010

As the knitting grows


The blankie is coming along. Block seven was picked up along the spines of blocks five and six last night and it's growing ever so slowly up there at the top which is technically the left side of the blanket. After this, there will be three rather large blocks to go, two of which require sharpening my intarsia skills and then I'll be looking for a border. This has truly been a joy to knit, but honestly, I shouldn't be talking as though it's finished. Surely that's a curse.

There appears to be a class going on at my neighbor's house. Mom flies in and out, but instead of coming back with food, it seems she showing her wee ones how to do something: fly. She flies into the nest, the four babes stand at attention and then she twitters something and leaves. When they spy me looking at them, they all crouch down and act as if I can't see them if they make themselves tiny and still. It won't be long until they leave their nest. I wish I could have snapped a photo of the eggs before they hatched. Sapphireblue got the perfect picture. Now tell me, is that not the most gorgeous shade of robin's egg blue? She must have color correction for her photos.

Enough lollygagging around. I have to shower and get ready for another day in the trenches. My driver is picking me up in an hour for what is shaping up to be such a wonderful Monday.

Not.

Fifteen more days...fifteen more days.



12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

They have beautiful eggs, and i love watching them as they fledge. Hope the night ends up better than you were expecting

sapphireblue said...

Awww! Thanks for referencing my pic. Hubs took that picture for me. We have a nice SLR camera, and I think the SLR really makes the difference.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

that is just beautiful!

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxxoxoxo

Rose said...

What's with the driver? Does that mean unsafe territory again?

Rositta said...

Your going to beat me to the finish on that blanket, looks like. What happens in 15 days, holidays or a new job? What did I miss...ciao

Gail said...

That blanket is so beautiful. It makes me want to get pregnant...almost, and only if I could have a blanket.

Stephanie V said...

I hope that your little birds all manage to graduate from their flying lessons safely. And that you stay safe tonight.
Happy knitting.

Lisa L said...

I hope you were safe tonite...I read last night in an AJN journal about a home health nurse who was murdered recently in Detroit. Good god. Please be safe..

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Gorgeous. I was thinking about you the other day; went to visit a lady who does a lot of knitting with needles and she asked me if I knit. I was a little embarrassed when I said I couldn't even though I have tried and she offered to help me, but I haven't got time. I thought of you and your lovely blogs.

CJ xx

Queenmothermamaw said...

Sure hope you have a good night. That is a lovely blanket. Hooray for you. Now that is the way life goes, have the babies work yourself to death then they are gone. Wouldn't have it any other way. Blessings
QMM

Ruth said...

lucky baby beautifull blankie - htat they will able to use for years.

ari_1965 said...

"Home, James."