|Pink Pyrola (Pyrola asarifolia)|
|Showy Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium reginae)|
On the hike out spotted this little Pyrola. Didn't take a close enough look to determine it's exact species. Shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica) is the most common, but there are a couple of other white flowered pyrolas in the area.
|Poison Ivy warning|
I ran a 50 mile race recently where there was poison ivy lining the trail (intermittently) for nearly 30 miles. I thought I had done a really good job of avoiding exposure until 3 days later when my leg started itching. I took a look and indeed I had a nearly 2 inch lesion, with a smaller one not too far away. A week later I still have some seriously irritated looking skin (though the itching is mostly gone). Last year I had a bad exposure that took weeks to fully heal and the scar has only recently faded.
I completed the Biohazard socks and will post photos once they are washed and blocked.
I then started on a sweater for my grandson with the full intent of finishing it while visiting him and his family. Alas there was a gauge issue and I had to rip out several inches of knitting, recalculate and start over again. I am now nearing completion and will need to ship the sweater to him.
|Abate Sweater - Alicia Plummer|
This is a top down sweater - a great design for little folks as it is easy to try on and check for size.
|Abate sweater showing body and ribbing at the waist|
|G and milkweed flowers|