"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Couldn't Let the 'O' Go

I am participating in the Sock A Month 6 knitalong. The goal is to knit at least one pair of socks per month. I wasn't going to do an entry for October because of the problems I've been having healthwise, and the lack of desire to knit anything. However, the more I thought about not having that 'O' next to my name in the sidebar of the SAM6KAL blog, the more it bothered me. Besides, I'm feeling the knitting fever now. So I made some baby socks.

Pattern: I modified Ann Budds Better Than Booties Baby Socks pattern a bit.

Yarn: Opal Petticoat in color #1296

Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circular.

Cast On: October 29, 2008
Completed: October 30, 2008

Now for an insignificant bird story. Just after I got home from the hospital after my surgery I noticed that my bird feeders were empty. However, I really couldn't do anything about it, and I didn't want to ask Sweet Hubby to take care of it cos he had his hands full enough dealing with me. Consequently, the feeders stayed empty for a few weeks. Early last week I finally got to fill the feeders. But, there were no birds. Not even the usual chattering in the trees in the morning. Where did they all go? I was afraid they were gone for good (or at least until next spring).

I called my sister-in-law Diane and found out her feeders have been full all along, but she wasn't getting any birds either. We speculated that, perhaps, because it was fall, and there was a large quantity of wild seeds to be eaten on the Parkarosa, that maybe that was where they all went.

Monday morning one Chickadee showed up at the feeders.

Tuesday morning two Chickadees came to the feeders.

Wednesday morning a whole FLOCK of chickadees invaded the tree my feeder hangs in and had a party.

This morning the whole flock came and brought friends-Nuthatches.

All is well again.

Have a great day.


  1. Linda those sock are adorable! By the way I tagged you on my blog...sorry =)

  2. I'm glad you are back to knitting, at least a teeny pair of socks. I loved the photo of the golden tree in the green forest. Hope you're feeling better.

  3. Love your socks. Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful to have a view of the world like you do. I bet your flock of birdies was a wonderful sight.