Thursday, July 21, 2016

Turkeys in the Summertime

Hi Turkey Vulture.  They are very cool birds if you read about them.  In groups they are called a wake.  Creepy right? But cool. 
All part of the eco system!
They have a fantastic sense of smell which is unique to them as birds. 

Stocking number...I forgot.  No, three. It is number three of my Summer of Christmas stockings. 
You may note that I used greens and an oatmeal so I hope since it is not white, it will felt fine.

You are all so smart. I'd forgotten white resists felting. 

We all know it is so hot out!
Stay cool.
Drink lots of cool drinks. 
If you have no a/c go to a library for awhile.
Take a cool shower. 
Sleep till fall...hahahah


Caffeine Girl said...

Another darling stocking!
So glad I'm missing the heat wave.

Tired Teacher said...

Love those colors together! Have stockings become your "potato chip" knit for the summer?

Jessica said...

It is soooo hot! Had to walk the dogs early this am to beat the heat. I really cannot complain though, i have worn a sweatshirt several time this summer since moving to Chicago. Todays weather feels like what i left behind in NC, where it lasted for MONTHS!!

Delighted Hands said...

We have lots of vultures around here-when we see a group around a roadkill, we call it a I will enjoy calling it a wake! lol

The stocking sure didn't take you long! Wow!

Unknown said...

Man, you are on a roll with these stockings. I am amazed at how much you've gotten accomplished with these. We leave our blinds all closed to cave up and have the ceiling fans on. Now it's about 5 p.m. PST so I'm going to open up windows and turn on the house fan.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

We have lots of turkey vultures around here. I think it's cool the way they circle in the sky.

Judy S. said...

Another cute stocking! Turkey vultures in Illinois? I had no idea. Yesterday was our warm day, but today it's only 60! This has been a weird summer.

Anonymous said...

I did not know that white would not felt. That's good to know.

The green stocking is adorable.

AsKatKnits said...

I love Turkey Vultures! Meg Swansen posted some photos of them recently - a wake of them in the early morning, all drying their wings (or warming, I am not sure exactly!) But fantastic photo op! Bravo!

Araignee said...

Turkey Vultures scare me to death. I know they are harmless but they are creepy looking and when I see them they are usually sitting on something I don't want to see.
Love the latest stocking. How on earth are you getting them done so fast?
Thanks for the kind words about Daddio. He too had a terrible day yesterday. I left the place in tears and have not stopped bawling since. I hate this disease. It's so cruel.

Betsy said...

Great stocking! Are just knitting, and knitting and not doing anything else? I'm impressed. Turkey vultures. Didn't know a group was called a wake and I just plain don't like them. :-)

Teresa Kasner said...

We have a lot of turkey vultures here. Not the most attractive birds. Enjoy your big sock making! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Julie said...

wait, white resists felting?! I didn't know that! I don't felt very often, but still. That turkey vulture is pretty cute. But only when I don't think about what they eat.

Honoré said...

You are on a roll! Didn't know that about white...explains why my white wool beret didn't felt, that plus I have a front loader washing machine and that doesn't work so well, either. Ah, live and learn!

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