I remember when I was in kindergarten and one day we were discussing foods or vegetables and what we had for dinner the night before.  The subject turned to spinach and one of the kids remarked that he was allergic to spinach.  Several other kids chimed in that they wished they were allergic to spinach as they didn’t like it.  I mean, it was what gave Popeye his strength, right?   I felt sorry for them as I really liked spinach. And I still do.  Raw or cooked.

Did you know that Alma, Arkansas is the Spinach Capital of the World?  Or that they have a park dedicated to the most famous spinach eater/lover ever? Me and the Man



The Accidental Shawl Part 2

Mr. Aitch and I are finally back home from an extended vacation out west.  Along the way, we stopped to visit friends and family.  While stuck on the Interstate due to an accident, I began knitting a shawl based on the beginning of the Kindness shawl.

I didn’t want to deal with constantly looking at my work so I changed from stockinette stitch to plain garter stitch.  For non-knitters that means I knit every row.

Mr. Aitch drove the entire trip (his choice) which meant that I could knit when not navigating or knitting the row with the eyelets and the row after.

I knit about one third to one half while away and finished it once we got back home.  

Good thing as I was running out of yarn and I had to dive into my stash for some coordinating colors to knit the last several rows.

The shawl took a bath yesterday for blocking when I realized that I wasn’t extremely happy with it.

The eyelets are way out of line below the green line.

Plus I dropped a stitch.  Didn’t see that until I started stretching it out for blocking.  You can see the wonky eyelets better below…along with the dropped stitch.

I might tink it back to the eyelet row (which includes the dropped stitch) and begin adding the coordinating yarns earlier since I already know I won’t have enough.  They would blend in better.

But for now, it’s going to hibernate.