I think I may have finally hit on a squirrel-resistant (dare I think squirrel-proof?) place to hang the bird feeders 🙂 I almost never hang laundry there any more (I hang it on the deck instead) so when I was looking for a new location for them, I decided to give it a try, and it appears that the critters may not be able to climb that pole, at least I’m hoping that’s the case!
In addition to the usual cardinals, titmice, chickadees, juncos, etc., this year the white-breasted nuthatch has been joined by a couple of the less common (at least around here) red-breasted nuthatches, which are smaller … and very cute. They’re all giving the seed supply a real workout.
I picked up some Cascade 220 Heather this summer; it’s finally been whispering to me and after some swatching, I’ve started a gansey-type sweater. The color is #9410 (color is way off in the photo!). Of course I’ve already tinkered with the cables (6 sts x 8 rows instead of 4×4) and one pattern that’s supposed to be a tree, but looked more like a lop-sided diamond, so I hope the new version will be more tree-like, or I’ll be doing some serious ripping (127 sts). The delights of designing on the fly!