Milkweed pods

I had a great time in Madison! It was very quick, very busy, very productive, very delicious -- with an unexpected focus on food.

Katie & I watched the boys while my sis & BIL went out for dinner at Lao Laan-Xang, and then Kate & I went out to Dobhan -- both are in the Willy Street area on Madison's east side, both are delicious by all accounts!

I was awakened at 7:00 a.m. on the dot this morning by Mack -- something tells me he was held off 'til the big hand hit the 12 -- holding a tangled mass of leftover Misti Alpaca Bulky yarn, asking me if I could knit something. Aren't kids adorable? After he played with the yarn for a while -- winding it 'round and 'round the kitchen island -- I took it upon myself to untangle it and wind it into a ball. Let's just say that that particular yarn seems to take some abuse and handle it well. I stuck that ball in my pocket and maybe it'll become something.

My sister made a wonderful brunch this morning with two different quiches and whole grain pancakes, and then I ran off to my photo shoot. I made a quick stop with Kate at Lakeside Fibers -- I didn't buy any yarn, but I did have a great Maple Cream Soda in the cafe! A small bowl of leftover fish chowder at my sister's had me set for the road and the drive home.

And now I've got to get to work!!!



Those are my kind of colors in that photo - shades of grey with tan. Nice contrasts and depth.

And thanks for the info on the durability of the Misti Alpaca. That could be handy to know.


You trip sounds wonderful with good family time, work time and food time, too. Love the photo with crisp front image and blurry background.


Wow - I haven't seen milkweeds since my childhood. I didn't really think of them as a Midwest thing - but I guess they must be. What a happy picture to see today.

Sounds like a great outing with fun and family.


Aliens could be living in those pods ya know!!

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