Sunday, December 11, 2011


A very big "RAT-TAT-TAT...." because this is what I posted for big in the photo scavenger hunt.

It's one of two woodpeckers on a metal "tree trunk" - a sculpture near the CNtower and the Skydome in Toronto. We were down there buying a "Blue Jay's" (baseball) related gift for our daughter and I just couldn't resist them. Here is the other one.

The birds probably should have been Blue Jays; but they were part of another building unrelated to the stadium. Anyway, my husband thought that they were Blue Jays - colour blindness has it's benefits.  I'm so glad that he didn't think that they were real.  I still remember the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds" - very scary!!!

And, yes, the picture is related to knitting because the "tree trunk" looks a lot like the bark of the copper beech tree below.

It's very smooth with "holes" in it and I am working on Copper Beech scarf - a lace design taken from its bark.

I'm about halfway through the scarf and I've decided that I do like the "holes." The border is just a suggestion of leaves; but it softens the large eyelets. I am also swatching for Birch Bark Scarf.  This bark has been a particularly difficult design to capture in lace - it makes taking pictures seem like a "snap."

I'll keep you posted.

Have a awesome day.

No comments:

Post a Comment