~~ "It's All Life, until it's Over" ~~
Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

~~ "May you Walk with Beauty All Around You" ~~
Navajo Blessing

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dahlias at the market

Found two weeks ago at the Market

Along with this "Gentleman Farmer". lol At last, the little tractor got a rider!

Very Cleverly Done.  We thought he was real until we got closer.

You can see them both at local store, Staff of Life, who deserves a visit from all and sundry. If you are in town, go "howdy" the sun-struck "farmer" and cheer them up!

The knitting report.  All the parts of the Noro Sweater are finished except for the minimal collar, and the feared "sewing up".  Noro is a fairly weak spun yarn - meaning that it parts easily.  I'm wondering if I should be plying two lengths together to sew the pieces together, or using a different yarn.  It seems too unique a yarn to be sewn together with anything but the original, though.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Wolfie report:  He's doing fine, all healed up, and happy with all his family around hm, including several cats, whom he, in his inimitable fashion, completely ignores.  They are used to him, except for a kitten (juvenile)who gives him a "Great Horned Owl Glare" if he attempts to stand near her.

 We visited the community gardens, and rated sun flowers-this is a must for every summer.  I think that there was a world wide effort, begun a few years ago, to put sunflowers in every plot, and this is a giant (10 feet tall and easily 2 feet across) so it just had to be included in the snaps.  We met the gardener's daughter, a tiny Chinese lady.  Her mother, an even teenier AND an  80+ year old Chinese lady, can run circles around my 40+ DD, Bee- this according to Bee, who said it was a little embarrassing.

And, of course, some flowers.  Beautiful Dahlias from a nearby plot. 

I knit a lot in public.  It was fun as it's something not normally done.  I should do this more!

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