Monday, June 08, 2009

Weekend In Review

Bird Update:

No eggs in the mailbox nest....if there aren't any by this afternoon, I'll probably clean out the mailbox and have the mail delivery started back.

The Baby birds by the back porch are just about to leave the nest....I am guessing they will be gone one day this week.

I thought to check my Boston Fern prior to watering....and sure enough.....

The new beginnings of another nest........ we are nothing if not fertile ground for birthing birds around here!! LOL!!'


Despite my intentions to finish Ophelia, I didn't knit a stitch on it. I did finish up a Prayer Shawl for donation to a local Hospice.

I kitchnered the toe on a pair of socks......that I don't like. (I can't believe I'm even saying that)!

I have never.....EVER wanted to throw a project in the trash....I H.A.T.E. this yarn!!! Noro sock yarn.....this yarn was so thin in places, just pulling from the ball would break the yarn!!! I am a HUGE fan of Noro yarns and understand completely single ply yarn, don't have a problem with vegie matter, etc. But this yarn was just aweful. I tried several times to chunk the whole project....but the "thrifty" part of me just couldn't let myself throw away yarn.

I have a skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn and I sure hope it won't be the nightmare this was!!

So they are completed and will now be shoved to the bottom of the sock drawer.

I also finished the cuff on a pair of Trekking XXL socks........

Soooo.........that was my weekend!


Doogle Knits said...

I really don't like the Noro sock yarn. It is the most unpleasant feeling yarn I've ever used and almost takes all the pleasure out of knitting. I bought two skeins. I'm making a pair of socks out of one and a simple yet effective shawl outof the other. When these are finished, I will try to forget I ever purchased or used this yarn.

Your birds are charming. How's Max?

Sara said...

Every time I walk into a yarn store, part of me wants to get some Noro. Then I touch it and it seems so...ick. But I see so many patterns that use it and look cool. I'm so torn!

Sydney said...

It's like a bird nursery in your yard! Maybe the mailbox birds thought better of a nest in the mailbox.

Life's a Stitch said...

The silk garden sock yarn is the only Noro I've knit with that didn't have typical Noro issues.

Emily said...

There must be something in your water! The baby birds are so cute - they barely fit in their nest! I hope they get out before they are packed in too tight to move.

(Knitting? I didn't see any knitting I was looking at the birds. Just kidding, I'm not sure what the big deal about Noro is, I've never been all that impressed.)