Well it has been a while. Last sat my son and I went to the Eagle Festival in Newburyport with the cub scouts. It is where you can go to different places on the Merrimack River and see bald eagles in the wild. It really is interesting. They also do shows at City Hall and that is where I took this. This is Noah. He has a damaged eye and wing so he can't be put back out in the wild. Then on Thursday night as most of you know we had a full lunar eclipse and I went out back and took these. This first one was taken at 8:55, the second one was taken 1/2 hour later and the third 1/2 after that. Then it was getting to cold for me to go back out. Of course if I had a coat on it probably would have been fine. Now on to knitting news. I joined a swap with a small group of women that my sister knits with. It is called the Silly Sock Swap. Well I started my sock and it was going slow at first. I finished the heel and just did not like the way it was coming out. I was using Tofutsies in a black/white colorway. At first I thought it was the way I was knitting but when my sister looked at it it wasn't me it was actually the yarn.What was happening was it was very loose. It seems that when they wound it they didn't wind it tight enough. So back to the drawing board for my silly sock swap. Now mind you these need to be done by April 1st and I don' t knit all that fast. So I looked through my sisters knitting books and found one I really liked. It is called Socks of Kindness and I am using JoJoland Melody in a purple/maroon colorway. It is going alot faster. I started it last sat and I am already on the heel but now I am at a stand still because it calls for a short row heel and my sister went to SPA this weekend so I have put it to sleep for the weekend. I also finished one sock that I am making for my sister. It was supposed to be for Christmas but as long as I get it done she is ok with it. This is Soft Sea Wool and a basic 4x4 rib.The other sock that I finished before Christmas was one I made for my mother. That is made with Alpaca and I used a Basket weave pattern. I gave her the one sock and I am glad I didn't make both because it is a little small for her so I will be undoing and resizing it. The only socks that I did finish in time for Christmas were my sil's. Those are made with Knit Picks firefighter with a basic 4x4 rib just like my sisters.