Monday, 15 February 2010

I'm getting there

I have been away for a few days. We went to the coast and I made a new friend.

A gorgeous King Parrot.

These wild parrots are amazingly trusting, especially when food is involved. And while I was feeding the parrot a few curious Sulpher Crested Cockatoos arrived.

Some knitting has been happening. I am knitting Traveling Woman for the short track shawl event in the Ravelympics. The yarn is sock yarn from Ewe Give Me The Knits.

And I am more than half way through Chart E of my Snow Queen Shawl.

BadCatDesigns has also just released a new shawl pattern, Persian Princess. Have a look at Mary's beautiful version.


Lupie said...

The birds are beautiful! I love birds.
Someday I will be able to make lace.

Anonymous said...

Oh to have pretty birds like that visiting my garden! He really was tame wasn't he/she. Maybe word had gotten around about the very talented knitted lace lady and he/she was anxious to pick up a few tips ;)

sue said...

The parrots are beautiful arent they. Your shawl looks gorgeous and the lace one looks very complicated, but you are such a beautiful lace knitter you will have it finished in no time!

T. said...

Those birds are HUGE!!! Excellent Olympic knitting progress too.

Cybèle said...

Hi Amanda, can you send me a message please? I'd like to respond to your comments on my blog - it feels so rude to ignore them - but I love getting them and wanted to respond too! My email is

~ Phyllis ~ said...

What fun to have those parrots eating out of your hand.
Beautiful birds.