No friday list?   9 comments

I can’t believe I forgot!  I was so determined to get in gear and get to visit Mom before the next storm, I completely forgot!  Then we had no internet until just a few minutes ago, so I could not rectify the situation.

Friday I did make it to Mom’s, even though it was snowing when I got up.  By the time I got to Rockport, it was rain, and it rained all day down there.  Mom and I hung out a bit (like while she ate breakfast.  I DID get there early!) and then went into town (Rockland) to do some errands, and go to the yarn store – Over the Rainbow.  They carry Quince and Co yarn now!  Oh boy.  they also carry Laura Nelkin kits and patterns, so I was able to do some serious damage to my yarn stash money.  Like wipe it out.

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The Lamb’s Pride is for hats, of course, the pink sock (Cascade Heritage Paint)yarn is because I miss knitting my socks, and it turns out I don’t have sufficient pink ones.  🙂

The Quince and Co Lark yarn in peacock and birds egg is, I think, for a color work cowl that I have yet to either invent or find the perfect pattern for.

Then there are two precious Laura Nelkin bracelet kits, Stereo Cuff, and a lace beaded cuff (the name of which I can’t remember). While we were oohing and aahing over the selection of her kits, Mom asked me if I would make some earrings for her to give as a gift.  Well, duh!  I will dig through my beads and see if there are some that will work, but if not, then I will find a few pennies and head to the bead store in Bangor when I am there next week for taxes. One thing (of many) that I love about Laura Nelkin’s kits is that she very clearly outlines what is needed – what size beads, how many, etc, so after you make the one you bought, it is pretty easy to come up with your own colors and designs, based on her pattern.

Anyway, after getting all that lusciousness, we had a good lunch at the Brass Compass and headed home, where we worked on a puzzle with B before I went back out into the storm.  Heading north again around Penobscot Bay, the rain turned to snow in Camden, and it was slow going after that.  I stopped at the big grocery store in Camden and did the shopping for the week, and still got home by supper time!

Today was a day for shoveling and knitting, and I did both.  Some work on the blue sweater, the orange baby sweater, and I knit one of the necklaces I strung earlier this week.  I’ll share photos of all of that tomorrow, when they tell me the sun will shine, so you can see the work.

I also spotted a new bird at the feeder, and while I didn’t get a photo, I can describe it pretty well so that you smart people can tell me what it is.  Tiny, and clearly striped, but with a red breast.  It looked a lot like the purple finch in my bird book, except that the head was not red.  Tiny like that, though.  The Pine Siskins in the book don’t seem to have any red, and so I am lost.

Tomorrow Mom and B will stop by on their way home from church (they go occasionally to Cherryfield, and sometimes we are home when they come by.  Tomorrow we made a plan to be sure we are, and we will all go out for brunch.  Other than that, I think it will be more shoveling and knitting….

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  1. Possibly a male house finch??? Best guess without a photo.

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  3. This is a hugely wild guess for your bird: A Common Redpoll, female. (I have so much to teach you, Grasshopper, about what to look for and how to describe a bird. 😉 ) Tiny? Hmm I don’t think of Purple Finches as “tiny.” Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned kinglet, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds = tiny. A Red-breasted Nuthatch could be described as “Tiny, and clearly striped, but with a red breast.” But then you compare your bird to a Pine Siskin. And that is why I’m saying a female Common Redpoll. Or maybe you didn’t spot the deep, red forehead patch.
    Here comes my plow guy. Gotta go move my car…

    • lol, OK, not tiny like a hummingbird. Tiny like a plump chickadee. We sat in the cellar window, now at ground level about two feet from this bird for maybe ten minutes. No red on head. I will go look up those two birds and see if they are it. What I REALLY wish you would teach me is how to use my Stokes. I am sure it is organized in a way that makes sense to a birder but to someone who hasn’t got a clue, it is hard to use. By the way, I DID learn the call of the hairy woodpecker – he says TWEET. lol. He sat talking and pecking away on a tree while I shoveled the deck Thursday.

  4. While I have no idea what the bird might be, that yarn looks lovely! 🙂 There’s one cowl that might look pretty in those colors, the Sanquhar Cowl by Wendy Johnson –> http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sanquhar-cowl

  5. You have got some great bits. You spent wisely😉

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