Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Neighborly Visit

Our neighbors recently brought home this couple.  Today they surprised me and the cats, with a visit!
Aren't they beautiful?!  I wanted to hear their call but other than a little bit of clucking they didn't talk too much.
I finished plying the second skein of the mystery wool .  Now I have to dye the sample skein I made so that it matches these so I will have a total of 550 yards of this yarn.  Since the sample skein is already yarn and not able to be spun dyed, it will be interesting to see what I can do so that it will blend in with these.  Another day's adventure.....

7 comments:

  1. How fun...an exotic bird pair to look pretty in your piece of paradise, and you don't even have to house and feed them! :)

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  2. I'd go for the clucking, I find their calling voices in stark contrast to their beautiful feathers:)) we met one in the zoo in spring - who was extremely keen to feed on our biscuits!
    good luck with dyeing a match for your yarn!

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  3. Your blog may be called Delighted Hands, but God has blessed you with a delighted life.

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  4. They are very pretty and I agree with Marsel even nicer when someone else has to feed and house them.

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  5. Yeah...clucking is good. Screeching...not so much, lol!

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  6. I find the yarn more beautiful than the birds, what will it become? I can't believe the exotic things that show up in your yard. All we have is squirrels!

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  7. My brother had 6 pairs of them, they were really talkative at 5:00am. The first time I heard the screeching I nearly jump out of my bed, they can be really loud, especially during mating season, but they are beautiful to look at. Enjoy it!

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