There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer. — Gertrude Jekyll
That day came this week in western Pennsylvania, because on Tuesday I surely smelled a hint of summer. And as I came home from Ash Wednesday services, I saw that glorious faint green glow of the start of leaves in some protected areas! Those hints will help me get through the return of winter weather and I hope that this cold spell does not settle in for long. It is hard going back to wintry days after having a taste of spring!
It’s Lent and Steve had seriously asked me make a spread sheet for the area Friday Fish Fry locations…really, a spread sheet… Thank goodness that I found about a million sites for the Fish-Fry-Extravaganza (and even maps!!) that began on Wednesday here in the ‘Burgh! It seems Friday Cocktail Hour will be overtaken by 40-days-of-fried-fish ::sigh::
I stumbled across a moving piece in The New Yorker Magazine yesterday and I was reminded of something Bonny said yesterday: “Sometimes we just have to search a bit harder and pay special attention to the delight.” Look no further, this piece is full of delight and, yes, bread pudding.
And, speaking of delight…this tweet caught my attention this week:
50 years ago this week, Ernie’s Rubber Duckie made its Sesame Street debut ❤️
Who else remembers this song? pic.twitter.com/9CCkZJyWxS
— KQED (@KQED) February 26, 2020
I have been having the “great inner debate” over Romi’s Mystery Shawl: Should I? One color versus two? What color? But in the midst of the great debate, Larissa Brown’s Lunar Fade MKAL appeared on the horizon. Stash busting, anyone? I can tell you that I simply love my Lunar Phase wrap (and I even bought some denim material to make a Uniform Dress to wear with it… ok, maybe not just that wrap…but yeah. I really love it!!)
Anyways, I am thinking I will wait to see how Romi’s Mystery unfolds and then answer my questions and in the mean time I might have given my stash a good toss and found some yarns that just might work for a Lunar Fade!
Finally, Vera is always inspiring and yesterday was no exception! (And just in time because my socks are finished…in 12 days!! What???) So I have an empty set of sock needles…St. Paddy’s Day Socks anyone? I bet Vera never imagined that she’d be the reason for a little sock knit along! But, the pattern she picked is so cute… AND SPRINGY…and FREE!! So, grab some green yarn and join me knitting some Miss Lime Socks with her! And these are moving right along, when I set my knitting aside last night I was finished with 3 pattern repeats!
That’s all that I have today! Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!
Bread pudding and rubber duckies are both comforting and delightful! I’ve been slogging along with my Hitchhiker but based on your and Vera’s sock joy ad enthusiasm, I think I might need to alternate my current knitting with some rounds of my Serena sock. Do you believe I can’t find any fish fries near me in NJ? Well, I did find one, but it’s in June! Enjoy your fried fish!
Great start on Miss Lime Kat!! I didn’t get anything accomplished last night, but hope to do a bit more today at lunch. I think I’m through 4 pattern repeats. It is definitely a slower knit for me than the last pair, but a fun one! Love the yarn you’ve chosen. I’m thinking I could do one fish fry and that would be it – lol. Have a wonderful weekend. When did you knit your Lunar Phase Wrap – (I don’t remember it) – Gorgeous!!
Sad face — I cannot access the bread pudding because I am not a subscriber (though perhaps my waistline is thankful for that).
Does empty sock needles mean you finished the last pair?!
Have a great weekend! Looks like the temperatures will start warming up again at the beginning of next week.
Here’s to the weekend! Knitting, sunshine and fried fish! 🙂
I’m IN on knitting the Miss Lime (Miss Lemon on Ravelry) socks.
:::heading off to the stash to put the yellow back and dig out some GREEN:::
My aunt has been figuring out all the fish fry offerings in her area as well. That green is delicious!
I smiled about the fish fries … it’s not a big deal in my area (and certainly not in my house), but I always love seeing the liturgical calendar in action! meanwhile. how about a summer sock-along? my sock needles are still busy refilling my mom’s drawer, and I I hope to have time this summer to work on mine xo! (and happy weekend!!)
We don’t have Fish Fries here, either . . . I love your green yarn (I’m a sucker for most shades of green — but especially that one!) and I’m eager to see your socks (and Vera’s too) “green up!” I think you’re very wise to hold off on your Romi-mystery-decision until you see some of it revealed. That will certainly help with your decision. (Although Romi is such a master, and her mysteries are so satisfying, that it’s hard to go wrong!) XO
Friday fish fries are common here year-round, and we have a couple favorites. No particular reason, we just like fish. (If I were Catholic I would probably refuse to eat fish just to be ornery.) Your lime socks are a breath of spring!
Catching up on blogs — can you tell?
So much inspiration! A spreadsheet for local fish fry’s-hmmmm I’d be down with that . .