May 1, 2007
The Holland tulips welkom you with open petals. (And no, that's not a spelling error. Don't you know Dutch?)
The Tulip Festival starts this weekend and runs through Mother's Day, May 13th. Any guests are more than welcome. We always have a guest bedroom available. In honor of the festival, I pose a question. What's your favorite carnival food? Mine used to be the famed elephant ear. However, in "all" my wisdom, I didn't realize until about 2 years ago that the corndog was actually covered in cornbread. That is now my all-time favorite. I will search one out next weekend and I won't be pleased until it's coated with mustard and clutched like a popsicle in my fist.
As for my recent trivia question on poison - the answers are 3, 4, and 6. As one of my co-workers pointed out, I'm not going to ask the question unless the answers are shocking. Keep in mind, industrial strength bleach and household Clorox are not considered equal.
The weather is gloomy today, so instead of gardening, I'll be knitting. I started a new pair of Monkey socks with my Claudia Hand Painted Yarn from my last yarn purchasing binge. Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to the label. This is sport weight, not the normal fingering weight of yarn. Therefore, there is far less yardage in the skein. I got this far before I realized there was no way I'd get two socks. Can you hear the frog? Rip it, rip it.
Now I am working through a pair of ribbed ankle socks. Tell you what, other than being sport weight, this yarn is quickly moving to the top of my favorites list. It is utterly soft, but seems to have a durability that will hold up through the years. I completely recommend you buy some.