Gullible's Tra(veil)s

Day 128: Succumbing to knitter's fatigue and needing a reprieve from the day's unrelenting heat,Team: Forest Path chose to seek refuge in the cool shade to rest.

We must have fallen asleep for when we awoke we found ourselves pinned down to our blanket. Who would do such a thing? Couldn't have been the forest animals, no opposable thumbs. Possibly the little people of the forest, however, Team:Forest Path suspects it more than likely have may been other teams trying to stem our progress.

But it won't work, Team Forest Path presses onward and upward. We are closing on the eighth tier and rounding toward the ninth, only eleven more tiers to go!.... and then the borders. (sigh)

Ahem.....A Hymn

Please will you all rise and join Team: Forest Path in a hole hearted and stoleful rendition of Amazing Lace. (hmmm, me me me me)

Amazing Lace! (how sweet the sound)
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas Lace that taught my heart to fear,
And Lace my fears relieved;
How precious did that Lace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis Lace has brought me safe thus far,
And Lace will lead me home.

The Lace has promised good to me,
It's beauty my hope secures;
It will my shield and portion be,
As long as my faith endures.

When we make it there, (if it takes ten thousand years) Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to rant and rave
then when we first began.

Please, be seated. This could take a while.

Remember May?

Green: the color of spring...
Green: my new favorite color...
Green: the Spectrum Project color for May...and I missed it.

However, I have all these green images on hand and it would be a shame to let them go to waste, so if you'll indulge me a bit, let me take you back a couple of weeks to the green month of May.
If you live in Minnesota, like I do, then you are no stranger to the ubiquitous Hosta. (Shelley can back me up on this)
These particular Hostas line the sidewalk outside of our "back" door. (The door is actually on the side of the house, regardless, I will always and forever refer to it as the back door.) The hostas are taking over the walk and desperately need to be divided... Yet another thing that I haven't gotten around to doing, ugh.

A while back when I flashed my stash I made reference to the quilt that my mother made for me, and from the stash montage you can sort of get a piece meal image of the quilt. So I thought I would show you the lovely quilt my mother made for us that currently covers the bed in my our room. As it would happen not only is green currently one of my favorite colors, it also happens to be my mother's favorite color as well. It is a green and cream sampler quilt, it has a wool batt, and is tied rather than quilted. ( Because I live in northern climes, the nights are usually cool enough that we can use it as a cover nearly year 'round.)

If you've ever wondered what librarians and the library's support staff do for kicks on their weekends off, (and you know that you have) well, let me tell you, they go (dragging their spouses (me) along with them), to other library grand openings to scope out the competition. Minneapolis recently had a grand re-opening of it's downtown Central Library. It is four story library filled with many wonders. It really is quite impressive. This green guy here is a dragonfly that soars over the children's area of library. You can click on the picture to see more pictures of the library opening.

And finally here is a picture of a sunflower that my youngest daughter planted as a school project. It was her hope to plant this sunflower outside and grow a towering twelve foot flower in front of the house this summer.

But this here fellow had other ideas. The bunny ate the flower, crushing her hopes and making her cry. Which has earned this bunny, and all of it's bunny friends my deep and eternal contempt. To quote another bunny, "I hope you realize, this means war!". Bunnies have caused nothing but trouble in our family, and not withstanding Lisa's excellent bunnies and their cute bunny tails, I most sincerely and very adamantly dislike bunnies... Stupid rabbits!

That's all the green for now, I have a couple other things of green to show you from May but it will have to wait for now.

The color for June is blue. A popular color amongst men, my husband and oldest son included. I've had knitting the Pomatomus Sock Pattern from knitty on my to do list and have decided to knit them in this blue Trekking XXL #108, purchased specifically for this project, pictured here amongst my blue Asters.

Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of my adventures in the Amazing Lace.