Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Wildlife and a bit of knitting

Yesterday evening while driving to Woodend we spotted a koala on the side of the road. This has become a very rare sight for us so we immediately stopped and turned back to have a better look. He (she?) started to cross the road and we made sure he got across safely because cars tend to go at high speed along that road. The koala looked quite young and in very good condition. We left him once he was safely off the road. His chances of survival are pretty slim these days because of shrinking habitat, cars and dog attacks.

Our other wildlife encounter at the moment is this kookaburra:

For the last ten days he has been attacking our windows. We stuck newspaper in the windows to prevent any reflection so now the little bugger has moved onto the glass door on the deck and is attacking himself through the fly wire. We now have a screendoor covered in holes.

Some knitting has been done this week. I've completed all my knitting for the Bag Lady swap - photos will have to wait until the end of the month.

I've completed clue 10 of the SSS. This was a tricky clue with a fair whack of complex patterning but I'm enjoying the challenge.

And I've done my swatch for the Mystic Lights Kal.

I used Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply n Iris and 4.5 mm needles.


T. said...

Your SSS looks lovely.

Thanks for your nice comments about my socks - I realize I need to make a couple of minor changes to the pattern, but overall I'm pretty happy with it!

And cool pic of the kookaburra.

Annie said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog about my SSS. I finally found time to look at yours to see what I still have to do... It sure looks lovely! Yesterday I finished clue 9, so I'm slowly getting there as well!

Peggy said...

All your knitting looks so great. I love your swatch for Mystic Light. Thanks for commenting on my blog about my yarn.