Yesterday we went to Austin, its about an hour drive from where we live. We went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The weather was nice and we saw a lot of nice flowers that will do well in our area. They had some big sculptures…
This is just a small sampling of some of the pretty things we saw
I don’t remember the names of all of these flowers but they are all Texas Natives I believe.
I know this pink one above is some kind of yucca.
I had planned on doing an Austin yarn crawl but the baby was really grumpy yesterday so we rushed our trip a bit. I did go to one yarn shop, called Hill Country Weavers, and they carried yarn that my lys doesn’t. They had some Madelinetosh and Sweet Georgia, and the yarn pictured below its called Solstice. Ive heard of Madtosh and I’ve knitted with Sweet Georgia but the Solstice I had never heard of. Its a very soft MCN. I’ve never used Madtosh before but it didn’t seem very twisty to me which made me think that it would be splitty. I wanted to do more research before I bought any of it. I love Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock but they only had variegated skeins and I can’t go down that road again. Variegated yarn to me is like that guy that is oh so sexy, but you know if you take him home it will be a short love affair that ends in heartache. I must learn from my mistakes. Nice and safe semi-solids for me thank you.
I had planned on spending a lot more on yarn but going to a strange yarn shop was kind of overwhelming for me. I didn’t feel comfortable browsing. The people at the shop that I did visit were very very friendly and inviting its just a flaw in my personality. Plus I had my daughter in the store with me, and at 3.75 years of age she must touch everything. It was so cute, there was an elderly couple in there and she had her man picking out the type of yarn he wanted for socks. Maybe one day that will be me and my husband if we are lucky!
We had the best frozen custard at a place called Sandy’s. I wish I had bought about three cones and ate them simultaneously. After I finished my one small cone I wanted more. (I told my husband to get me a large but I must get over that). So now that I’ve discovered frozen custard Im going to hit all the frozen custard places that I know of in town here (I believe its only two). One is really close to my house so hopefully it will be just as good, or maybe not I don’t need a new junk food to fall in love with. In Texas you have to try and do all your fun summer stuff before mid May after that its just too hot!
Well I’m off to read some blogs to see what fun stuff others have been up to. Happy Knitting