While in Acadia National Park two weeks ago, I picked up some souvenirs. They sorta look like postcards, but the first I'm told is an artcard if you please, the second is an iron-on fabric quilt block, and the third a free bookmark advertising the Ken Burns miniseries The National Parks.
Except it's not just a bookmark.
What say you? Keep or plant? Alas, one can't have one's souvenir bookmark and plant it too.
Naturally, I've been watching the miniseries, trying to identify the all the parks. Having hiked many of George Dorr's trails, I'm looking forward to the segment on Acadia (although DH thinks pathmaker Waldron Bates, as usual, has been forgotten). And I've been knitting...
Peace Socks by Wendy Johnson.
... and knitting...
Horcrux Socks by Susan Lawrence, for Molly.
... and knitting! It's prime time for knitting.
Fox Faces by Nancy Bush.
It already looks a lot like Socktoberfest roundabout Exit 151, but I signed up anyway. Incredible to reflect that Socktoberfest started five years ago on Lolly's blog. Nowadays it's on Ravelry, like 'most everything knitterly or crochety.
If that weren't enough excitement for October, I'm looking forward to the long-delayed Grand Opening of the laboratory complex of the Thomas Edison National Historic Site in West Orange. If I can figure out a safe route, I may even be persuaded to lead a bicycle tour.