Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Red Tailed Hawk in Golden Gate Park

It's not that I haven't seen Red Tailed Hawks in Golden Gate Park. I've seen plenty of them, but they're usually very high up in the trees. This one was just sitting on a stump while McCool, Bailey and I were walking home. It was about 3:30pm, late afternoon, but plenty of sun and there he was. Just sitting there, see he is there in the center of the picture on a little stump. Didn't move, didn't seem to care that a human and two dogs were strolling by. I pulled out my Blackberry Storm and tried to get the camera working. Two cars drove by and still the hawk just sat there. Then he flew off, holding a small blackbird in his talons. He didn't go to a high branch, still a lower one, and began eating his prey. I tried to get some pictures, but the camera on these phones aren't that great. I need to remember to just bring my camera with me always. I thought about it before I left the house but decided against it. It would have gotten a much better picture. It was a sight to see that large bird spread its wings with prey in hand only ten feet from me.

Friday, June 12, 2009

All done! and one near done

Here's the Woody Scarf now blocked and finished! Yay! I'm almost done with the Drop Stitch Lace Tank that I'm making for ______. It's still pretty even though loaded with a systematic error. I was thinking I would maybe rip but decided again not to. It's still loverly.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Woody Scarf

This scarf is based on No. 28 Lace Shawl by Shirley Paden from Vogue Knitting Spring 2009. I chose this yarn from the Traveling Tin Box Swap on Ravelry. It's La Jolla, 100% Rayon spun into a nubby soft yarn. It looks like the color of brown leaves. I wanted to do something in that vein and chose this pattern. It's worked on 4mm Size 6 US needles. It will definitely require blocking, but I think I should finish it soon. LOVE it!