Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Yarn n' Feathers!

The picture is upside down, but that's the neck and shoulders of the sweater. It's coming along nicely and is an easy knit so far. I really like the yarn which is a wool and cotton mix (Salishan) but I don't understand why Knit Picks decided to discontinue it. Hope I don't find out the hard the way that it pills terribly, the color runs or the yarn doesn't wash well.

On another note, the birds have been fighting over the nest a lot lately and have taken to sitting in the corner of the cage to nest leaving eggs all over the place. They look like they're homeless and it's very sad to see, so I begged papa to make a birdie condo. After much begging and pleading it's almost done....
Is that not the cutest thing ever!?! He gave them each their own doorknob, house numbers, South-Western motif and even a clock and dart board to occupy them while they're nesting! Yes, they will soon chew all of this to shreds but until then it looks great! He'll put a roof on tonight and then I'll put it in the cage. I have a feeling they are going to freak out at first but eventually I think they'll love it. Once they all pick their place he plans to add name plates to the door. This man needs grandkids quick, I think he's bored with us grown ones :-)

To keep with the theme of bird cuteness check out this picture from cuteoverload.com which is aptly named, "Snorgle"...


At 2/13/2008 6:47 AM, Blogger Jana said...

The sweater looks great so far! With cotton in the mix I don't think it should pill but you never know... I love the bird condo too! I love it that your dad built your birds a condo and that he gave them clocks and dart boards! You have to post a picture of the birds in it once they get used to it.

At 2/13/2008 12:52 PM, Blogger sko_G knits said...

i love the condos!! i hope the birds can handle the mortgages. HA~!

would the birds use the condos if you put in "skylights"? it would really be interesting to see what they do in there. or maybe not. perhaps it's just because i am not a bird person that this intrigues me?

At 2/20/2008 6:39 AM, Blogger Kate said...

That is, quite possibly, the most hilarious, gorgeous and really cute bird condo I've ever seen. You're Dad is hilarious.Gives a whole new twist to the song, "Little Boxes..."!

There's an novelty yarn over here called Feathers and for a moment I thought someone had sent you some. I was going to warn you to sacrificially burn it! So glad it was just referring to the boids.

At 3/27/2008 3:44 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Your Dad is hysterical! Of course he put handles and house numbers on there! Too Cute!


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