Monday, February 28
My father is a die hard Vikings fan. One day, while the family was driving around, we realized that my nephew did not have any Vikings paraphernalia. I decided to correct this egregious oversight. I decided to crochet it so that it had more structure to support the horns. Unfortunately, since I made this ad hoc, I forgot to write down the instructions. Apparently, the little horns are a hit with my sister and her husband, which is good because they are not Vikings fans. I'm hoping the hat is cute enough that they let him wear it frequently anyway. :) Though truth be told, I think he's pretty darn cute with or without the hat.
He may not need to wear a hat much longer. The weather is warming up and we are starting to get more rain than snow. Yesterday was nice enough that we managed to tackle some gardening projects. I planted pea seeds in a pair of containers. My father and I managed to wrestle our rhubarb plants out of their pots and settle them in the ground. We've had these plants for a few years now so I'm hoping we finally get some usable rhubarb out of them this year.
Yesterday also provided time for us to go to the Capital Home and Garden Show. We came back with a garden stool and a neat little product called Rainbow Crystal Soil. It works like this. You start out with the packet full of little beads about the size of the head of a sewing pin.