Monday, July 2, 2012

Some Inspirational Knitting

There is no benefit to wind damage. The trees suffer, the fences they fall on suffer, the birds building nests suffer... While I'd like to not find any nests on the ground, I'd like to think that maybe the bird who was constructing this would take a little comfort in knowing her talent and hard work was at least much admired.



I'm assuming this is a Baltimore Oriole nest, knitted/woven with green hay string, white threads from a feed sack, horse hair, sheep wool and even some flower fluff.



"I think I'll crochet a green edging."



"And I'll add some white down here at the bottom."



"With some wool to help anchor at the top."



"And some curls to pad out the bottom."



"And I'll anchor the bottom with a feed sack string."

Such handiwork.

14 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, isn't Nature amazing!

MarmePurl said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! She's quite the designer that Birdie. I wonder if she gives workshops or has a group on Rav?

bj from La Colline said...

I just wished a friend moments of wonder. Thank you Sara, you've just shared them with me.
(Truly sorry about the loss of trees, fences and miniature homes)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

An artist in every bunch :-}}

Susan said...

What an amazing structure.

small farm girl said...

Wow! That is such great work on the birds part. I would have loved to see a film of it constructing it. In fast forward, of course.

Alice said...

A poignant post about creation and destructive forces. Hopefully they got out alive and can start again.
I shall not complain today.

Terry said...

Lovely nest!
Our neighbors raise alpcas, and the nests on our property look quite comfy with all the alpaca fiber!

cecilia said...

wow, how simply glorious, that was a wonderful series of shots and commentary.. I love birds nests, though i have never seen one Tied to a tree! c

Suz said...

my...I loved your commentary...hee hee
and it does look like she could have said this....what a beautiful nest....a marvel

Kris said...

I cannot even imagine how they do that. It's just awesome.

Tombstone Livestock said...

great handiwork, or should say beak work, amazing, thanks for sharing.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a beautiful piece of work..ingenious builders! :)

Loco Lindy said...

So, so beautiful!

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