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!

8 comments:

  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.

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

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  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:(

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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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