April 2011


My dad called on Wednesday afternoon to ask if I wanted to go walking through the woods. I’d had a whole bunch of other plans for the rest of the day, but hiking was an easy sell. We went to Red Rocks Park and walked up a hill and then down to the lake.

Right by the lake, we found some snow:

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(And interesting rocks.)

There was plenty of evidence of spring, too, though:

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hepatica

And it was good to be in the woods.

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It’s been a while since I’ve genuinely finished a knitting project of my own, and my recent knitting has all been a commission, but I do have a new pair of socks:

new socks!

Georg kindly agreed to knit socks for me out of my handspun in exchange for me weaving something for her. (The warp is measured and partly threaded, but it’ll probably be June by the time she sees it…)

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It’s been another weird few weeks around here, including a whirlwind trip to NYC and Philly, but it’s genuinely looking like (Vermont) spring now.

Flowers and more flowers! And some leaves!

hazelnut flowers

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bloodroot

lungwort

hobblebush

mini daffodils

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skunk cabbage

skunk cabbage

And a very full lake:

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In other news, I am planning a trip to Venice, Florence, and the UK, for two weeks in May. I’m planning to do basic touristy art-and-architecture-and-glass stuff in Italy and wandering around in the countryside in England and Scotland, but if any of y’all have recommendations that wouldn’t show up in a basic guidebook, I would appreciate anything you want to share.