The knitting is hatching too
Tuesday April 05th 2011, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Friends,Wildlife

Usually the hatching is spread out over several days, sped up a bit from the timing of the laying, but today, the San Jose nest had three chicks hatch! Little white peregrine fluffballs called eyases. My friend Hilary made the little felted creature in that link for a fundraiser for the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, and my Malcolm the Falcon shown here last year for me. She is a gifted artist.

Meantime, we had a friend over this evening to work on a computer issue with Richard’s help, and I used the opportunity to make myself sit down with a shawl project that had stumped me–what to do below the shoulders, which pattern to choose–and just simply made myself pick one idea, fer cryin’ out loud, and get on with it.

I had gotten the yolk done and then it had incubated at that stage for about a month, right in sync, come to think of it, with those peregrine eggs. It feels good to see it finally spreading its wings gradually in my hands.

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I have three small projects which are kinda-stalled. A little like parts of my life at the moment. Not sure if it is art imitating life, or the other way around. Maybe I’m being incubated, but mostly I just feel sat-on 😉

Comment by Lynn 04.06.11 @ 3:46 am

Everything has a season… but I sure would like to find that cashmere scarf shop sample I haven’t seen since the Knight packed up the living room while I was in New Orleans. I’m ready to call it done and give it to the shop owner!

Comment by Channon 04.06.11 @ 6:41 am

Love it when a plan comes together.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.06.11 @ 6:51 am

I once read an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that discussed for one page, in all seriousness, the yolk of Communism. I don’t thing the author ever realized that he had egg on his face.

Comment by LauraN 04.06.11 @ 7:39 am

I’d read yesterday that the first egg had hatched, and the others would be along shortly. And so they were!

It always feels good to get through a problem of any kind.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.06.11 @ 1:53 pm

Yolk/yoke combinations coming together in one blogpost!

Comment by StellaMM 04.06.11 @ 5:31 pm

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