Tuesday, May 09, 2006
What a weekend or call me an ant
Years ago, I used to watch "Northern Exposure". I loved that show. There was one episode where Chris was going around calling everybody ants because they were looking to the future and gathering and saving. He was a grasshopper because he lived for the moment believing that he was going to die at about the age of 40. All the men in his family did. I think that it turned out to be because of high blood pressure, but I digress. What I was getting at was that ants gather and save food. The season is upon us. For those of you not fortunate enough to live along the eastern north American coast, I'm talking about fiddleheads. They are the unfurled fronds of a particular type of ferns which grow along river banks. They are one of the first foods that spring forth abundant in these parts. You boil them up and serve with butter, salt, and for some, vinegar. I am fortunate enough to have access to a great fiddlehead patch, or rather, patches. They are on my dad's farm. Over the weekend, we picked, blanched and froze 21 1.5lb bags. Did I dye my yarn? Nope. Did I start new socks? Nope. Did I make up ia new warp? Nope. I did however find out that I won a $100 gift certificate from from Make 1 Yarns. The draw was a part of the Warming Grace campaign. I had actually forgotten about the draw when I received an e-mail stating that I had won! I was shocked. But oh,my my. What beautiful yarns I have to chose from. I also won $5 in the lotto. And after winning Jay's Craft Challenge... I now know that good things do happen in threes.