A is for advice, as in I stand in need of. Like Margene, I love the cool-weather green variously known as arugula, rucola, rocket, or roquette. I like it best as a salad, unadorned or with a toss of vinaigrette – it's also nice as a wilted or cooked vegetable and the small purple-veined cream flowers are, um, an interesting novelty.
Anyway, I'm in search of a variety to grow at home. Local markets carry excellent fresh arugula, assertive but not the least bit pungent or hot. Alas, all the ones I've tried in my garden bite hard and have a considerable aftertaste, like mustard greens in August (even in April!). At least the rabbits leave them alone. I grow arugula pretty much the same as heirloom lettuce, so I think it's nature, not nuture.
Any suggestions? I note "Why bother?" is not a suggestion. I garden, therefore I bother.
Meanwhile, it turned out there was more STR Wensleydale in stash. I thought the amount of yarn looked too small compared to the amount of roving! The second batch is fingering weight, with the marvelous Wensleydale sheen. It bled a bit during finishing, a surprise since the first batch did not. It's scratchy, but I'm inordinately pleased with the finished yarn.
The only trouble is now I have an overpowering twitchy desire to re-spin the worsted weight into more fingering. If I did, I'd likely have enough for a pair of socks, the most lustrous wool socks ever seen....
Hm... I wonder if it's possible (perhaps not advisable?) to unply and re-spin finished yarn [twitch].