Further along the path, a few sprigs of Paxistima canbyi, the evergreen Ratstripper plant, were showing through. I love this plant and wrote about it last year here.
far, there are no dirt patches peeking through. By the end of the week,
I’m hoping most of the snow will have melted. Today is chillier and the
puddles are iced over, but tomorrow should be warmer.
With my son flu stricken this week, I have been catching up on some knitting.
Two scarves are finished – the blue and the orange ones pictured here.
They were fun to knit since I was using two different kinds of yarn –
mohair and wool. If you watched me knit, you’d know that knitting with
two different strands of yarn is a bit of a comedy. My dog seems to
have the knack of getting tied up in the wool so I spend more time
untangling him than I do knitting. The third scarf pictured at right,
is the one that I’m knitting today. I can’t seem to stop knitting
If anyone is wondering how my worms doing, I have to
say they are eating more food than I thought they would. I am reading a
delightful book by Amy Stewart, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. I have to agree that earthworms make remarkably good pets.