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Thursday March 19th 2009, 6:33 pm
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That’s both an exclamation of delight and a note to self.  Mardi Gras from Lisa Souza

Meantime, I was knitting something subdued and quiet and…suddenly I felt like, color. I need color! I put the one project aside and grabbed the Lisa Souza’s Mardi Gras merino that had come in the get-well basket from my Purlescence knit-night friends in January.  I’ve started it in the Carlsbad scarf, a simple pattern that is good for showing off an extravagant color display like this.

This is the yarn that, while I was in the hospital, I kept thinking how good it would look on that day’s nurse. Then the next one. And the next one.Hercules Amaryllis

There’s enough yarn for two scarves, and it’s a total toss-up where they’ll land, but at least this one will go to Stanford Hospital.

(Meantime, this Hercules amaryllis opened today, one of the bulbs Dad gave me this past Christmas.)

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That is a beautiful flower. Sigh. I needed some beauty today. And, I’m so happy to see you exclaiming in delight!

Comment by Momo Fali 03.19.09 @ 7:37 pm

Lovely, how could a Mardi Gras yarn not be colorful!

Comment by Renee 03.19.09 @ 9:10 pm

Color, color! Beautiful color! And glad to have you back online.

Funny time: Alison, I know you like puns, so here is my favorite punny joke:

Old Chief Strawberry, after a long and illustrious career, passed away at the ripe old age of 97. Of course all the media — newspapers, magazines, radio and tv– rushed out to interview his squaw . And the first question asked was what she was going to do now. Her response: “Unh! Squaw bury Shortcake.”

Comment by Don Meyer 03.19.09 @ 9:18 pm

Good to see you again!

Comment by Ruth 03.19.09 @ 10:04 pm

That ought to be “Mighty Hercules.” Don, I know my daughter will groan when I tell her that one!

Comment by LynnM 03.20.09 @ 1:50 am

Ooh, that yarn looks so delicious. I can’t wait ’til the photo embiggening feature gets sorted out again. Then I shall closely examine it and drool!

Comment by Amy 03.20.09 @ 3:49 am

That blossom is gorgeous! I might have to get myself an amaryllis or two. First I have to find a space to put it. The orchids have taken up residence so I might not have a good spot for another plant.

Comment by Jody M 03.20.09 @ 6:22 am

I love the colorway on that yarn. It would be difficult to put the needles down on that one.

Love the amaryllis.

Comment by Joansie 03.20.09 @ 6:34 am

The yarn looks yummy & the amarylis is beautiful. They both look so vibrant. How could they not make you happy?

Comment by TripletMom 03.20.09 @ 7:20 am

I’m glad you’re surrounded by things that make you happy. Enjoy!

Comment by Channon 03.20.09 @ 8:49 am

Welcome back! 🙂
Oh my, my, my, I love the Mardi Gras colorway.
Beautiful Hercules!

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 03.20.09 @ 10:58 am

That yarn is beautiful! Yum!!!

Comment by Alicia 03.20.09 @ 11:57 am

Hooray for color! That’s what spring is for 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 03.20.09 @ 1:35 pm

I love your flowers. I have a black thumb, so anything I have is cared for by the hubby.
Wait, I am talking about the roses and such in the yard, not my kids or dogs. 😉

Comment by Sonya 03.21.09 @ 8:33 am

Wow, that is a lovely shot of color :-}
We are just seeing our first crocus, and the beige yard is starting to tinge toward green, and we may have highs in the 50’s his week. :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.21.09 @ 7:08 pm

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