I always carry my knitting bag along with me, making sure that the knit I am traveling with is appropriate to the trip. This past weekend we drove 3 hours to help my daughter and son-in-law move into their new apartment and to attend a wedding. Last week I printed this pattern. It was the perfect car project. It took me almost the exact length of the drive to make it (at a very nonchalant pace)! We were staying with friends and when I arrived, Sue put the vest on her antique bear and now, that's where it lives...
For the trip home, I cast on another in an off-white homespun that I picked up at the thrift at the same time as the colorful one that lives at Sue's. Again I finished before we arrived home, all it needs is a button!
For this weeks read I decided to share another book from our home school collection. Linnea in Monet's Garden has been a favorite in our art study with all of my kids. We even found, years ago, a video of the book at the library that was wonderful. They no longer have the video and they didn't upgrade to DVD. Maybe interlibrary loan? It's worth checking.
Just think ~ I've been in a famous artist's garden! And I've been in Paris! My friend Mr. Bloom was with me. In fact, the whole thing was actually his idea. But maybe I should begin at the beginning.
I love flowers (I'm even named after a flower), and I'm interested in everything that grows. That's just the way I am.
And that's how Mr. Bloom is, too. He's my upstairs neighbor. Mr. Bloom used to be a gardener. He's retired now, which is good because it means he has lots of time to spend with me. Mr. Bloom knows just about everything there is to know about plants. It seems like that, anyway.
When I go to visit him, I like to look in a book that Mr. Bloom has about the French artist Claude Monet. Monet loved flowers, too. He painted lots of pictures of them. Probably his best known flower paintings are his pictures of water lilies. Linnea in Monet's Garden
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along