In my neighborhood in the spring and summer, if you sleep with the window open and find yourself awake at 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning, you will probably be surprised at the cacophony outside. Birds. In the early hours, the birdsong is so enthusiastic, it feels like you’re in the middle of a jungle. It’s pretty neat, and if I was actually truly awake enough at that hour, I’d record some of it and submit it to the BirdNET app for identification.
I started using that app one morning this week while brewing some front step coffee, and have discovered that we have particularly noisy Carolina Wrens (which, not really being a bird person myself, I had never actually heard of until now). You learn something new every day.
We also have a woodpecker, and a nest of baby robins, all of which were in my photos this week.
Introducing Taryn (2018) Taryn is a textured worsted weight shawl, knit in four colors, each with its own stitch pattern (Garter, Alternating Welted Leaf, Irish Moss, and Stockinette). It works up in an asymmetrical triangle shape
TWiP: Recuperation (2016) I haven't been out of the house since Wednesday, which is kind of a shame because it looks like it might have been perfect sweater-wearing weather.
Crocheted mason jar cozy (2014) An hour or two in front of the tv is all it takes to work up this handy little cozy that lets you enjoy hot drinks in your favorite mason jar without burning your fingers off.
Sponsors for October (2013) Every month I like to thank those who advertise at Polka Dot Cottage, and invite you to check out their shops and services. This month: Thistledown Fabrics and Plum Patchwork
Cutting off the blahs (2012) I've been kind of blah lately. My house is messier than I want it to be, which makes me unhappy.
New Publications for Summer and September (2011) It's been a great few months for polymer clay enthusiasts! We've seen two new DVDs, a brand new magazine, and new issues of a few favorite magazines hit the shelves. And there's more to come.
Picture Fall (2010) I'm doing something a little different for Friday Photo Love this week. And maybe for the rest of