Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Gail's Socks Done and Befuddled Cardinal

With the completion of Dog Trainer Gail's socks, I officially declare my Christmas knitting done.

Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 64 stitches. k3p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.

Yarn: Regia.

Color: Kaffe Fassett 4255.

Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

The Cardinals that come to our feeders do not like to eat upside down or cling to the side of a feeder. That leaves them befuddled about how to get to the suet.

Some of them eventually figure out how to perch on top of the suet feeder and lean over to grab a bite. They're only able to manage this when the feeder has a fresh suet cake coming right up to the top.

This Cardinal hasn't figured out the leaning over part yet, but he's got the right idea.


Dorothy said...

Lucky Gail - the socks are beautiful. I'm afraid I may be coming down to the wire on the Christmas knitting this year. I think I left it to a little late! but you did remind me I need to get some suet for our birds.

Judy S. said...

Nice socks. I love the Kaffe Fassett colors, both in yarn and fabric. I sure wish we had cardinals!

kathy b said...

oh oh I LOVE the colorway of the socks. Kaffe Fassett lovely

stringplay said...

Love the colors in these socks. Nice header. New? Or did I not even notice the other day? All three deer look posed for photo.