Monday, September 28, 2009

Prime Time

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.

Acadia postcards

Except it's not just a bookmark.

Wildflower seeds 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
Peace Socks by Wendy Johnson.

... and knitting...

Horcrux sock in progress
Horcrux Socks by Susan Lawrence, for Molly.

... and knitting! It's prime time for knitting.

Fox Faces by Nancy Bush
Fox Faces by Nancy Bush.

It already looks a lot like Socktoberfest roundabout Exit 151,Socktoberfest button 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-delayedThomas Edison National Historic Site 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.


Skittl1321 said...

I'd plant the bookmark. I bet eventually it would decompose.

The series is fantastic, if you aren't watching it. We really enjoyed it on Sunday.

Bezzie said...

Very cool set of souveniers. I'm a little sad that no AK national parks made the quilt block cut. I heard at least Kenny didn't make that mistake.

Be careful going to WO! I used to drive thru there going to LIvingston to work each day and the roads were narrow enough for just the cars!

lauren lane said...

I think the National Forests and all of Nature should be preserved, especially in areas where the building has gone out of control. We need some trees and "green" stuff around...or we will go totally mad.