It started early this fall, with a few peanuts on the patio table, and an enthusiastic Steller's Jay. (We haven't put up bird feeders, as they are bear magnets, but tossing out just as much as the birds will eat in a few minutes seems harmless enough.)
Soon there were two, growing plump and fending off the crows, squirrels, and other jays who had an eye on their good thing. They began to lurk on the patio railing, hopping up and down to catch our attention and making sad puppy dog eyes when we looked their way.
Some mornings they perch right on the windowsill, trying to peek between the blinds to see if we're up yet.
I couldn't resist that lovely plumage:
But I wanted something more semisolid, so I took a little artistic licence and layered the brilliant blues over top of the glossy black:
And since the final result is also not unlike the night sky, I am claiming that as rationale for further artistic licence with the spelling.
The initial dyelot includes Summit Sock, Blissful Sock, Mere Sock, Bluefaced Bliss (fingering), and Merino Silk. I've developed a serious craving for a sweater in this colour, which means there will be some BFL worsted in the near future (there'll be room for a couple of other yarns in that dye batch, so if you've got a hankering for something specific, now would be the time to mention it.)
This guy feels quite free to discuss his preferences....