|If you look closely, you can spy a few Puffins, as well as some Fulmars on the cliff. This picture was taken on June 3, 2017, when I was hiking to Sumburgh Head Light.|
|Here is a Puffin captured on a screen shot of Cliff Cam 2 on June 28, 2017.|
The shetland.org webcams continue to be a source of wonder that keep my trip there fresh in my mind. A few days ago, while casually watching Cliff Cam 2, I spied what appeared to be a puffling. They are known to be elusive, only emerging from the burrow long enough to expel waste when it's dark, so it was rather exciting to catch a glimpse of one. It was fun to share the blurry screen shot with fellow cam-watchers, who enthusiastically confirmed that it was a puffling.
The focus of this post is the Puffin, although I do have lots more to say about the webcams, and will do so in the next post. Having learned about my burgeoning interest in the Puffin, my pal and fiber guru Oogyknitter decided to make me a stuffed Puffin. As you know, there is no limit to the imagination and ingenuity of knitwear designers, and Browneyedbabs' Puffin is a prime example of this. The pattern indicates that his name is Jamie, but I have named mine Sumbie.
|It's Bring Your Puffin to Work Day! Sumbie is here to meet the Camel Knitters.|
This became singles, and then was plied, and is now temporarily a knitted swatch. I'll unravel that and add it to the rest of the yarn I spin to make a hat eventually.
Sumbie and his fellow Puffins are awesome!