Some days, it rains. And rains. And rains. Especially in Houston. And in Houston, when it rains, streets flood, and people wisely stay home. That happened today, so the signing at Lucia's Garden was very nearly a wash-out. Blessings on the few brave people who splashed their way into town. And blessings on Lucia and Laura, who made a terrific salsa (from the recipe in DAGGER) and some luscious hibiscus punch. I left a stack of signed books (some of which will go with Lucia to the Herb Society meeting in Arizona in May), so if you wanted to be there today and didn't feel like swimming, Lucia has a book for you.
More good intentions. I took some pictures of Lucia's lovely shop (mainly to inspire China, but also for you). But due to operator error (mine), the photos got lost somewhere between the camera and Photoshop (which is a total mystery to me). But Anita asked about the Hat, so here is the Hat, instead. Looks to me like it's a perfect size for a little granddaughter named Becky, although her mother is an expert knitter (far more expert than moi), so knitting for Becky takes a certain amount of chutzpa. This is Dilys' Stained Glass Hat, fun to make, cute to wear. For an adult, I'd add four more rounds to the top (total 144 st). How's that, Anita?
The rest of today: navigated through Houston traffic to locate my Holiday Inn, went out in search of a McD's salad, and have been playing with the computer all afternoon. Now, back to the Hat, and my book (Steven Havill's Bag Limit). A quiet evening.
Oh, and it's stopped raining. So if you're planning on coming to Murder by the Book tomorrow afternoon, you won't have to paddle your kyack. Waders will do. (Just kidding.)