I wanted to still tell you about a contest I wrote about in yesterday's post. There is a "Winter's Waning Giveaway" from my favorite sheep farm blogger, Sheep Gal. She is giving away white yarn along with a copy of the book Teach Yourself Visually Hand-Dyeing. Nice giveaway, don't you think? For a chance to win you can leave her a comment about something you like about this time of year. I thought I would share that here too. This message is coming to you a little late now, so be sure to share your thoughts about February with Sheep Gal soon.
The arrival of mid-February means . . .
. . . a new orchid to brighten the kitchen:
|My traditional Valentine's gift from the boys.|
. . . the asparagus has started to come up:
|My favorite harbinger of spring.|
. . . the hens are revved up by the warmer weather:
|The girls are earning their keep.|
. . . it's high time to cast on for my second pair of socks for 2011 using this lovely skein:
|What would February be without knitting?|
. . . the garden seeds have started to arrive in the mail:
|This year, mixed in with the vegetables, I am |
planting flowers that will be used for yarn dyeing:
hollyhocks, dahlias, coreopsis, lady's bedstraw, and madder.