Ladybird_wildlife_006_2 We visited the  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this past weekend  it was lovely, and had some nice stony landscape architecture including a spiral lookout and an aqueduct that feeds into a small pond.  I took these pictures there.  But the lovely truth is, there are wildflowers everywhere these days, and I’d just as soon enjoy them by the side of the road for free. 


I wish I could go see the "Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting" exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design in New York next weekend, but I’ll have to content myself with browsing their wonderful website instead ( .

The teacher’s resource packet, for instance is chock full of neat information (images from the exhibit with descriptions of the artist’s process and thought provoking questions, a brief knitting and lace history, links and resources, finger knitting tutorial from, curriculum ideas etc..)

I love these teeny-tiny gloves (I like itsy-bitsy things in general, but I would like these even if they were regular sized).  Not to mention some of the inspiring non-knit pieces from other exhibitions.

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Althea Merbuck "Gloves"; Richard Zane Smith "Untitled Vessel"; Yvonne Bonella "Snow on Mt. Fuji"; Diane Itter "Southern Borders"