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Friday, June 1, 2012

Episode 92 Herbal

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Bronwyn Update: Last week Bronwyn shared that she was having a serious surgery on Wed May 30th and I am so happy to tell you that the surgery went better than anticipated. 
Bronwyn’s Surprise: To participate, please send me an email for more information.
I want to say something about the kindness of knitters which was the last episode.  Madmum wrote on our board.
Just thinking about the title of this thread and reading all the lovely heartfelt comments for Bronwyn - I think the title should be “A Kindness of Knitters” .This would make a great collective noun for a group of knitters, in the same way as you have a ‘Pride of Lions’ or a ‘Mischief of Mice’.
I received an email from one of our Camp KIP friends, Kathy, who is Woolyeyes on Ravelry:
What a great idea! And definitely what she will need. maybe meals as well? Use the money however you see fit. As knitters, we know how so many single stitches end up completing a huge project.  And we are all the single stitches.  And when trouble comes, we all say we are there to help, but what can we do?
Nature Notes

Question from Vicky:
Maybe the mama turkey had her babies nearby and was trying distract the fox. Do you really think the fox would take on a full grown turkey? We have turkeys in our yard and my dog (the size of a fox) was chased all the way around the circumference of our house by one of the big birds!
Answer: It is a good thing that Franklin is still wary of both birds and people.
A male turkey has 3500 feathers!  Franklin enjoys showing his off.  Every single one.

Here's Franklin, in all his feathery glory!

Needle Notes
For the record, I am NOT losing my knitting mojo!  I am just as enthusiastic as ever!
Bronwyn got me started on two socks at a time on Magic Loop. was a terrible tangle for a while.  I've actually not progressed much beyond what you see in this photo.

Started on an EZ sweater in Quince & Co Finch. Oh, glorious Finch! 

Natural Moth Repellants
A Wool-lover's Herbal

The editor at Knitters told me this was the first poem they published...and maybe the last.

I have been busy washing my woollies and putting them away for the summer. 

In the 1980's I read everything I could get my hands on about herbs and in particular, ways to use them to protect woolens. I grew tansy, costmary, santolina, southernwood, mint, wormwood, rosemary, feverfew, lemon verbena, pennyroyal, sweet woodruff, and more...and yes, all at the same time!
Knitters Spring1988 Issue 10  A Wool-Lover’s Herbal by Paula Emons-Fuessle
Rita Buchanan Spin Off June 1986
Lavendula officianlis

In the Piping Circle
Competition on Saturday in Milwaukee at Hart Park.  Milwaukee Highland Games.  June 2, 2012
Music:Lydia McCauley: Entrances  It seems the words to this song were appropriate after the outpouring of support for Bronwyn.
"Traveling Moorland," is a unity song ("we all come from different places, but we are the same") with a Scottish Blessing:

 "safe and whole may you return home".

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Hi Paula, one thing I always enjoy about your podcast is that we have some sort of synchronicity. When ever I have a question or thought about something knitting related you seem to address it in next weeks podcast. Talking about herbal moth repellents was just what I needed.
Also when you mentioned that you had not lost your knitting mojo I felt the same way. I have been talking to other knitters I know who have said they aren't knitting so much anymore. But I am on a knitting high. I also found this quote as I was looking through some of your notes from your earliest episodes and found this quote from Rose Wilder Lane (in Episode 11) "Let me warn you that a genuine interest in knitting can keep you fascinated, eagerly pursuing it, and never satisfied through a lifetime". So true.
Thanks again for your wonderful podcast and I'm very glad to hear brownwyn's surgery went well.
-Nicole (NicolesKnitFarm on ravelry)

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