Turns out the knitting wasn't such a good idea after all. It's been back to the books instead - that's a sample of last week's reading. Anyone recognize one of your favorites? (Click for bigger.)
And thanks to a clue in Anna Pavord, it was quick work to put a name to this dramatic - and fragrant - tulip, the double early Monte Carlo.
Next post (we'll see how long it takes me to type it): lines about knitting, from a most unexpected source.