Spring is in their steps
Friday May 13th 2011, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,LYS,Wildlife

The baby peregrines at City Hall have discovered that it’s fun to sit on the lower ledge and watch the world go by, and now they’ve started flapping their wings up there, not willing to just sit and stare anymore.  Their white fluffy down is almost gone. They’re not quite ready to fly, but it is possible to get caught up and over by a burst of wind doing that–it happened a few years ago.

Somehow, though, (watching one step around his brother by holding onto the outer edge) birds just don’t seem to be very afraid of heights.

Meantime, my friend Karen of the Water Turtles shawl fame (OOP but Purlescence has copies) was told by her neighbor that a small bunny had been eating the neighbor’s flowers and then had gone into Karen’s yard to hide.

She went out to see, and there it was. Smaller than her fist. It froze when she came near, letting her get it into a box; she released it by a pond and grassy area nearby.

Knitter’s notes re the falcon-colored hats: needles size US 5, loose gauge, 68 stitches, 2×2 rib, one entire skein each very soft Di.v’e Autunno merino wool bought at Purlescence.

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You suppose the bunny is left over from Easter?

Comment by Don Meyer 05.14.11 @ 10:01 am

Hello, please get in touch with me at cottagecraftangora@hotmail.com……i have a propersition for you and i cant find your email address !! regards Lorraine

Comment by qiviut-queen 05.14.11 @ 3:19 pm

I made Oscar some fingerless mitts out of Di Ve Atunno one year, he lurves them.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 05.14.11 @ 5:55 pm

Look at that little darling! Sweet. The hats look awesome too.

Comment by Channon 05.15.11 @ 7:38 am

Very, very cute cottontail, but just…NIMBY! My pea plants are nibbled to the ground. No peas for me, I guess. I’ll try to put a couple into the pots on my deck and see if I get to *eat* some sugar-snaps after a while. Baby probably has siblings we haven’t caught and relocated. *sigh*

Comment by Karen L 05.26.11 @ 7:53 pm

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