Monday, April 03, 2006

Blogging Potpourri

(or "what happens to a post when the blogger isn't creative enough to spin all this fluff into one cohesive story")

Oh, that Aslan is so dignified. Why, he's just a picture of sophistication and class.

I bet he never does anything goofy or silly.

(that vaguely pink thing in the upper left corner is the raised foot of a recliner. Aslan's new favorite game involves attacking it from below, so it least suspects it)

Some friends and I went yarn crawling this weekend, and while I was there I was reminded of a promise we had made. We meet at Panera and usually end up staying after they've locked their doors. Last time we were there, a manager and employee came to ask about the knitting. This was a long drawn out conversation, since the employee didn't actually speak English, and the manager spoke Spanish in that oh-so-American method of adding a vowel to the end of words (we ask how old the child is, the manager looks at her and says, louder, "How old-o?") With all of our lousy Spanish (and my mostly forgotten Italian) we worked out that the woman has eleven children, one of whom is a six-year old girl who really likes green, and how much would we charge to knit her some green socks? Because they are so nice, we said we'd knit socks for the little girl.

And then we promptly forgot. But in the yarn crawl this weekend I found a ball of Regia yarn that I wanted to try, because it was a different stripe pattern than I've seen before, so I figured I'd get that for this woman's child.

(Yes, the sock needs quite badly to be blocked, but I also alternated ribbing with each color change just to make it a little more interesting)

Besides, that means I get to add another sock to the count, so it's not like you guys are doing all the work.

At that same shop, I found some really adorable buttons for some yarn I have that's wanted to become a cardigan, but I was nervous about committing to that without the right buttons for it (because I think we all know I would have gotten to the last inch of the thing and ripped it all out, and I just don't have that kind of time right now)

What do you think - did I find the right buttons???

My last little bit of potpourri involves Daffodil adoption.

Apparently, I have some flowers that are particularly giving of their spirit, their time, and their love. They had an emptiness in their life pot, and wanted to share, to give an opportunity to a bulb that might not have that kind of chance without them. They were willing to take in bulbs that had different backgrounds and appearances to them, because they feel we're all the same under our skin dirt.

This is the only explanation I can come up with for this:

When my fancy daffodils split, they somehow managed to create entirely different jonquils.
(Mother, a botanical explanation for this would be appreciated.)


Blogger aija said...


2:55 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

You're adorable too, you know. Daffodil Adoption, indeed!

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tose buttons are too too cute!

And I love the daffodils!

YAY Spring!!!!

The PA Kids

9:31 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I'm guessing that you had a little bit of chipmunk/squirrel help with the relocation of some bulbs. :-) That's how I ended up with daffodils in my tiger lily bed - the squirrels decided that they needed to be rearranged.

Love the buttons, too - where on earth did you find them?

9:42 AM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Oh lord, those buttons are adorable.

And--I just finished another pair of socks--you can add two more to your tally!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

The yarn crawl sounds like a very nice time. I have never been to any of the Baltimore shops - I need to remedy that!

8:17 PM  
Blogger erica said...

I love the flowers. So cool!

My Chloe crosses her legs too and we think it's so funny. She looks so regal and prissy when she does. :)

And yes, you found the best buttons. They are too CUTE!

One month from today, I'll be in Maryland. Can't wait to finally meet you. I haven't mentioned it to my parents yet because I don't want to hear the questions of how I'll pay for it? :)

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

I don't think I gave you those bulbs (don't usually care for orange and white daffodils), but if I had dug them up from my yard the odds of getting some spare choices would be high. Maybe the official growers weren't too neat, or maybe some of the soil came from my yard. In which case I'm wondering why you don't also have grape hyacinth in there!

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Those buttons are so cool! And the flowers are beautiful!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous new2kntting said...

The buttons and the yarn they are on are lovely.

Please add 4 socks to the count

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with what Kim said about squirrels or chipmunks. Our bulbs get re-arranged frequently and the tulips we plant never last - they always get eaten.
Very cute buttons. Linda

11:38 AM  

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