Thursday, May 10, 2007

A little something I've been working on

I haven't entirely given up on knitting. My wrist is still a bit sore, but on the whole it's much better. So, I've been really pacing myself with my knitting. And here's a little something...
I found a very nice felted tote bag that another blogger is working on. I've scoured the web and can't find a place to purchase the pattern on the web. So, I'm using my ingenuity and have been creating from my stash. I'm hoping to make a nice sturdy felted bag that I can use to carry my laptop in. This is side one. Side two is on the needles. Then I have to figure out what I'm going to do about the sides and the bottom. The handles will be a double i-cord coming (I think) from the sides.

Spring is finally here and I've really been enjoying the birds in my neighborhood. Cardinals nest in an ornamental cherry tree in my neighbor's front yard. One of these days I'm going to get a picture of them. Someplace there's a barn owl in the neighborhood, I know because I can hear it in the mornings. I also saw a very yellow bird in my yard the other day as I was coming home for lunch. I'd love to know what it was -- maybe a Baltimore Oriel. I am participating in the Second Pennsylvania Bird Breeding Atlas project. It's sponsored by Carnegie Natural Science Museum and the PA Game Commission. About ten years ago there was a survey done by volunteers across the state to see what birds were where. There were many surprises. In some locales where birds were thought not to be, there were observed to have adapted and are still living and breeding. It's been ten years and they are doing an update. So, it's a kind of fun thing to do.

1 comment:

gstq2002 said...

Love the bag so far. The cats do the bird watching at my house!
(Ed can't be bothered)