Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Prickly Yarn and Prickly Plants

 I am down with a cold (and  miserable sinus pressure!) 
so I was down literally as much as possible yesterday!  
A little of this was accomplished--I worked on the pink dishcloth earlier in the day 
and when the UPS man came, he brought the newest Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn. 
 It has a lengthy stretch of plain cotton and then an equally long length of  a 'scrubby'  section!
  It was interesting to knit with and I really like the results!  
I cast on 36 stitches with #6 needles and knit until the cloth was square.
I have three of these growing on three separate plants!
It takes six months for the fruit to mature enough to pick-that's a long time, isn't it?!
Did you know that pineapples are actually bromeliads?!
And you know it is almost May when the prickly pear cactus blooms!


  1. Sorry to hear that it was indeed a cold. :( That yarn looks fun and I plan to try it! The pineapple and the cactus bloom are beautiful.

  2. Poor you. Colds are no fun especially in warm weather. I have never seen a pineapple plant before. They are so cute!

  3. I've always wanted to try to re-grow the top of a bought pineapple - never got around to it (but I guess our weather wouldn't help much with growing it:)! I hope you'll soon feel better again, it's rotten to feel low when the weather is nice:(

  4. Sorry to hear about your cold - hope you feel better soon. That yarn sounds interesting (and I like the colors). I did know that about pineapples!

  5. Ooh, the yarn sounds interesting - I haven't seen it in stores. It's allergy time for me - lots of sniffles, tissues, watery eyes and sneezing.

  6. Those are the best scrubbies with that basket weave look! They get in all the nooks and crannies!

  7. Hope you're feeling better soon!
    I did know pineapples were bromeliads, but I didn't know they take three months to mature! Wow!


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