Sunday, July 6, 2008

The House in the Woods

Well, I am back from the wilds of Maine where I spent the holiday weekend. You've got to love a town where when the phone rings on the 4th of July it's the neighbors letting you know that a wild turkey and her babies are walking down the street.

I spent a lot of time doing my favorite activities, eating yummy breakfasts of waffles or pancakes and watching birdies out the windows. Below are my favorites the gold finch.
Finches

There were also a ton of humming birds but as much as I stalked them Sunday afternoon for a photo they could sense my presence and flitted away. As did the chipmunk and the blue jays and the dumb little chickadees who were confused by trying to drink out of the humming bird feeder. Cute birds but not the smartest. It is not unheard of for a chickadee to bonk into the kitchen window when overshooting the bird feeders. Don't worry they are okay, just a bit dazed for a moment.

I got absolutely no knitting done even with a last minute run to Woolcott when I realized I left my current project at home. I was forced, (forced I tell you!) to buy some Silky Wool for stranded mittens. I did finish "The Friday Night Knitting Club", an enjoyable read. I read most of it while sitting on the deck enjoying the view and my laughing companion. No, not my giggling niece although she can crack her self up. But this guy.

Wooden Man

The View

I did manage to get my ass in gear for an afternoon in Portland where I visited the Portland Fiber Gallery and Knit Wit . Both lovely shops that I hope to return to when I have more time. And in visiting the Fiber Gallery which has spinning supplies it came up in conversation that my sister has four drop spindles. How did I not know this? So I may have to borrow one and try my hand at spinning.

Well, I hope that everyone had a great weekend!

3 comments:

Ariel said...

OMG - if you start spinning, can knitting socks be far behind? I realize that there is absolutely no connection between those two things, but LA LA LA I can't hear you...

Jenny said...

Yay another spinner! Maine looks beautiful and quiet and I wanna go.

Susanna said...

AHHH! I am ALMOST done with Friday Night Knitting Club- NO SPOILERS TONIGHT!! DON'T LET THE MARGARITAS GET TO YOU!! (I am only slightly paranoid about ruined endings, can't you tell?)

However, assuming I finish it by NEXT WEEK, then we can discuss it and I can pretend I'm in a book club :)