It was just a happy coincidence that the stripes lined up-I did nothing special!
Stopped in to LYS this afternoon, and got to see new yarns from Trendsetter and a few other smaller distributors that the rep carries. This is one of the things I miss about being at the store regularly! As soon as the rep left we tore into the boxes from Classic Elite! I brought home this pattern booklet. They retail for 14.95, but Libby sells them for 8! She only got this other pattern booklet. I think she got all the colors of Waterlily, a nice looking merino, and a bunch of colors of Desert, another interesting wool. She’s also getting Alpaca sox, but I have no idea what colors.
I’m feeling like knitting something mindless-ish, and have been thinking about EZ’s bog jacket. Somebody did one in 2003. Wendy shows the basic idea of the pattern here. And here is info but without referencing Elizabeth Zimmerman??!?!?! OK, just looked a little closer, maybe because the last one is woven not knit? But that garter pullover in the classic elite pattern book is also calling me…
Now last year this road was not nearly anything like this…burdock is one of those two year plants, first year a (sometimes ginormous) basal rosette and then in the second year it shoots up and gets all the ‘burs’. This page has some good close-ups of the flowers and fruits and seeds. And talks about its edibility (aka ‘gobo root’)-though he doesn’t emphasize that you should not eat the leaves! Ack, I just scrolled down, he’s even selling burdock t-shirts…guess it takes all kinds!
Today DS and I took the girls to the arboretum (also here). I sometimes volunteer there, lead school groups around, train the other volunteers, that sort of thing. It’s a reasonably interesting place, used to be the farm for the hospital. So a hundred plus years ago there were few trees. But there was a
Did you see Spirited Away? I tell the kids it must’ve sounded like all the pigs in that movie. The boars were on the bottom level (thus the metal rods), sows and piglets on 2nd floor, feed on 3rd. It burned. Was rebuilt. Burned. Was rebuilt. Burned. And I guess then they decided not to rebuild. One kid asked once what happened to all the pigs. Hmmm, how do you approach the tough questions? I went with honesty (and brevity).