Moxie and I took another walk last night as the rain had cleared and it was another beautiful day. Several of you asked what type of bird the feather it was I might have found and I do believe it is a quail feather. It was found near a small group of bushes where the quail often hide. It's the first quail feather in my collection (which is mostly mourning dove and magpie feathers).
Sara Lamb wanted to know how we could tell if Moxie was happy, which as it turns out, is a very appropriate question to come from Sara. Moxie hops and jumps in a lamb like fashion that makes us laugh out loud. Just head towards the door and you'll find out. He also has a great time if you chase him while he has the yukky, ukky blue thing in his mouth. He'll be hopping around in a happy fashion this weekend as Kim and Bailey are coming to visit!
A couple of weekends ago, while at breakfast with Miriam, I looked through a new book she had to review. I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of my own as there were several projects I knew would be good summer knitting (and the yarn for one sweater was in my stash). While purchasing the book at Black Sheep, Vonnie mentioned that the author, Barbara Albright, had written numerous cookbooks, as well as knitting books, and that she had also passed away shortly after, or maybe before, she finished The Natural Knitter. I took the book home and read it, looked through it thoroughly, with added reverence, and realized what a loss this was for the knitting community. This book is a lovely swan song and one to be cherished and enjoyed. The sweater I want to knit from The Natural Knitter is Memories of the Ukraine and I have the needed yarn in my stash! It's Euroflax and design looks like the perfect sweater for the yarn, one that will be fun knitting, very attractive and useful, too.
But, first sweaters first, I'm going to knit Lacy Waves from Lace Style and I even had time to SWATCH. The yarn for this sweater was also residing in my stash and it's one of my very favorite yarns, Silky Wool. I could have tons of it on hand, if the budget would allow. Fortunately, I had this beautiful turquoise and decided I would enjoy wearing Norah Gaughan's design. It's not as 'out there' as some of her other patterns, but still has unique styling. A grrls gotta have a plan and that's mine...now if I can only find some time to knit. (At least I got a swatch!)