I was lame and didn’t have a chance to take puppy pictures yesterday. Just wanted to say that up front!
1. I’ve been working on the Mini Rambling Rows afghan. (It’s Mini because I’m stopping at square 23, at which point it will be “only” 3×5 feet.) Only three more squares to go!
It’s so big that I couldn’t figure out where I could lay it out and get a picture of the whole thing. Also, I was in a pissy mood that day.
Soapnuts are a berry, the outer hull of which contains saponin – the key ingredient in soap. You take a few soapnuts, put them in the cloth drawstring bag (included), and drop it into the laundry in place of detergent. Although the soapnuts smell a little funky, the smell won’t transfer to your laundry.
I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet, but today may be the day! I just spilled oatmeal on my last clean pair of sweats.
3. Every spring night after sunset, doppler radar shows huge clouds forming over Seattle (and everywhere else in the northern hemisphere) even on a clear night.
Cliff Mass, meteorologist extraordinaire, explains the mystery in yesterday’s blog post.