Another Week is Over

This was what it looked like a week ago when I went to Michael's to purchase yarn. 

I love the glow cast by the evening light and golden leaves.


I purchased one big ball of yarn to start a new afghan in shades of gray, black and white (Caron Big Cakes). I now have the 3 big balls of yarn that I need to make the afghan.  The afghan will be in the same pattern (Ocean Wave pattern) as the last few I've made.  But I also bought another smaller ball of yarn in Berry (Red Heart yarn) to make a Granny Square Afghan.  I don't have a pattern as such for the latter. I'll simply make a bunch of  squares and stitch them altogether when I think I have enough of them.  I might use a coordinating colour and I might not. I used up the Magenta yarn (Vanna's Choices, Red Heart yarn) after making only 6 squares and there is no more of the colour in stock at my local Michael's.

The joined yarns in two afghans on the left need to be finished but they are otherwise done. The squares are more portable so can be made anywhere (not that I usually carry it with me).  The  3 balls of yarn will be made in Wave pattern afghan.

The finished afghan for a friend's birthday. I've given it to her somewhat early but don't think she has opened it yet.

Try as I might I could not get a good photo of this afghan. It's long enough when full extended to cover the feet and all the way up to the neck and is longer than the pattern instructions. That way my friend can keep nice and warm on a cool night.

Here I've folded the afghan in half. I think it gives a better sense of how large it is.

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On Tuesday I had a pleasant surprise when the sun came out and the skies partly cleared.

I'm reading several books but slowed down. I'll focus on finishing this one
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I'm closing with a few photos from my archives.  These were taken in Delta, BC just over a year ago.

The eagles like to flock near the bog at an organic waste facility. As the salmon stocks in the ocean dwindles, the eagles are looking to other food sources. It sounds great. But it is perhaps not so great for the pilots and planes that fly in air space near by. Nor is it great for the many home owners who must now contend with traffic congestion on their country roads and influx of professional and amateur photographers as well as the simply curious.  On the day I went out to shoot photos it was a bit overcast and snowing so it was really quite deserted.


So many photos were taken but without better lenses it is not so easy to get a good photo



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32 comments:

  1. Enjoyed all your photos especially your crocheting and afghan. I used to crochet a lot of afghans and clothes but alas arthritis prevents me from doing so now. Great photos of the bald eagles. I see them here too. Love watching those majestic birds. Have a blessed day ahead my friend.

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  2. Lovely patterns there.

    I have tried reading Kazuo Ishiguro's books but hard to digest.

    Recently read Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa. I find it good

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    1. Thank you SK. I agree that Kazuo Ishiguro's books are hard to digest. So I am reading more slowly than I usually do. I will look for Sweet Bean Paste. Thank you for your recommendation ♥

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  3. You do some beautiful crochet work. It must be nice to see the sun after bad weather.

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  4. such beautiful series of photos.
    have a great day

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  5. Hello, your afghans are pretty. I like your color choices. It is great to see the sun coming out, pretty skywatch. The eagle sighting is always great. Wonderful photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Love your beautiful afghans. I know they will make some people very happy and warm!! They will be wrapped in love! The photo of the big building is great...but the eagles always get my vote! How marvelous to see so many in one place!!! We do have eagles here in Florida, but you have to be on the look out and ready with that camera when they do appear. I always feel so blessed when I've been able to see one! Thank you for sharing these today. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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  7. That cranberry afghan is just stunning and your friend is very lucky to have you in her court! If it's snowing there like it is here, she'll need it!

    I especially loved the archive eagle photo you shared. I've never been able to get a good image of an eagle -- I rarely see them, even. Love it.

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  8. Your afghans are beautiful.
    My Mom had an afghan when we were growing up and seeing your cozy ones took me right back.
    Thank you for that.
    Have a cozy Friday!

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  9. Beautiful captures and a lovely afghan too!

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  10. Just saw three bald eagles at our waste management site.

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  11. Gorgeous photos! You are the queen of afghans I think and they are so nicely done.
    I also like the evening photo with the glow on the trees and of course, eagles are always good to see as they are such a treasure.

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  12. Wow, that's a lot of eagles! Love the sky shot (photo 5) and the evening shot (photo 1). Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Very pretty autumn trees along that walkway and beautiful afghans in autumn colors--my favorite! I loved seeing that tree full of eagles--what a sight!

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  14. Pretty pattern on the afghan and I like the colors you picked.

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  15. I love going to the yarn shop when my wife shops there. Yarn comes in such a variety of colors and textures that it is amazing. I can't believe they don't charge for people taking photos of it.
    I love bald eagles but I have been reading that they can be such pests. Your photo of a tree full of them is amazing.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Yogi, I completely agree and I'm not even an avid knitter or crocheter. I just do it when the mood strikes then stop for a long while. But I love a real yarn shop and looking at all the colours. I seldom shop in them because they are quite expensive. If I was a better knitter I might spring for some of the expensive yarn for a special project. The eagles were a sight to behold. You have a great weekend too!

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  16. Hello, the eagles have found a good spot to hunt for food. It is neat seeing them all sitting in the tree together. Great photos and sighting. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thanks also for leaving me a comment.

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  17. I love your crochet work, you do a fabulous job and that Ocean Wave pattern is spectacular. The photos of the eagles are great, I have a very soft spot for the birds of prey. Take care and have a good Sunday Diane

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  18. Hello! Those eagles are awesome! Great photos!

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  19. Beautiful nature photos of our feathered friends and love your creative thinking about your afghans ~ also beautiful needle work!
    I knit with a group nearby at a church and am finishing up a prayer shawl ~ and making a knitted scarf ~ We make scarves, helmet for the military, hats, mittens, baby blankets for the young ones and more ~ It is a great group! Happy Needlework in unity with you wherever you are ~ I am in MA ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Hi Joyful! Beautiful photos, afghans, evenings!
    The afghan is such a special gift for your friend!!
    I learned something new in the knitting about how you make one long and continuous, and another in squares that you can do on the go!! Choosing the colors sounds so fun!! And joining others in a "wow" for the eagles, that you can see them that close!! Blessings and love!

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  21. LOVE the birds. Your afghans are so beautiful.

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  22. The eagles on the snowy branches are very pretty!

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  23. Your crochet work is beautiful. Loved the fotos of the eagles.

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  24. Awesome shots! Love the eagles! Your yarn selections are so nice, and that afghan is just beautiful. Have a great week!

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  25. Love the eagles, especially that one of them all in the tree. Pretty colours in those afghans too :)
    Diana

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  26. I appreciate the concerns about crowding to see the eagles, but what a wonderful sight! Have a great week!

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