There have been some animal sightings in the josiekitten garden this week! Firstly, a rather rotund blue owl flew in. He didn't stay long - he then flew on to school to become our new mascot!
Of course, he wanted to meet Florence before he left. She wasn't overly impressed - I don't think she could give a hoot!!
Secondly, a squirrel has discovered that we have a bird feeder, and with no trouble whatsoever, he nipped up the pole to survey things from his new vantage point.
It wasn't long before he started on the bird seed. I am amazed at the agility of these creatures.
I think he intends to come back until he's completely depleted the bird seed. Poor birds, we'll have to see what we can do to make their feeders more squirrel proof, as they're not getting a look-in at the moment!
Back to the knitting, I have finished another plain vanilla pair of socks for my friend Zena, so I'll be posting them off to her this week. I do hope she likes them. The yarn is machine washable, so perfect for new converts to handknit socks!
The crochet ripple blanket is growing too. I think that I shall do a single crochet border around the edge in three different colours from the blanket, and finish it off with a picot edge if I can find out how to do it! I've seen a couple of very pretty ones on Ravelry with that sort of edging. You won't be surprised to hear that Florence continues to monitor its progress!
We are off to London next weekend as Mr JK is running in the Bupa London 10km race. The course follows part of the London Olympic marathon route which is quite exciting. I'm hoping it will be dry so that I can find somewhere to sit and knit! See you soon! xxx