Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Daffodil Daze

I was thinking the other day about Janice's comment that she was experiencing weather that was 25 below while I was considering planting my forgotten bulbs. I realized that we often take for granted that which we have. In California we often forget how lucky we are when it comes to the weather. As knitters we forget how lucky we are to have a passion and as knitting bloggers we may forget how lucky we are to have a wonderful community of friends. So I'm having a contest called Daffodil Daze. I want to track the appearance of Daffodils across the country. I figure this are probably the most common of bulbs so everyone must have some near them that they can take a photo of. So when they appear near you, please take a photo, post it on your blog and leave me a comment. Once the last bulb has emerged from the ground I'll have a drawing for a wonderful prize. I figure Lisa in Alaska will be among the last to see them so once I've heard from her I'll now it's time for the drawing. I thought it would be fun to see how long it takes these little guys to make their way across the nation. If you have no Daffodils near you than a tulip or another sort of flower which emerges from a bulb outside (other than paperwhites) is fine. I first started spotting daffodils in my neck of the woods the beginning of February.

So what will the prize be? That has yet to be decided. Tomorrow starts Stitches West so I promise to find a worthy goody at the market there. Mom and I are going and I'm so excited. We are taking a sock class with Cat Bordhi on Thursday and an all day sock class on Friday. This is my yarn for Friday's class - some wonderful Koigu in red and purple. I've yet to complete a sock so wish me luck!

9 comments:

Lisa W. said...

that's a great idea...i think you are right though that i'll have the 'last' daffy.....probably won't have any until early May.....no blooms until mid-end of May...sigh...the one major thing i miss about living in the lower 48 is the gardening time!

Bonnie D. said...

What a fun idea! I expect mine will pop in a month or so.

Have a great time at Stitches! Looking forward to hearing about your class and your purchases!

km said...

January 18, 2008. That was the first daffodil sighting in So. Cal. I didn't remember that...I just looked at my blog tags for Friday Flowers. I have more blooming now, but some of the earliest blooms are already spent. The kids planted tulips when we learned about Holland in January. Those are about 3" out of the ground now. I'll try to give a report.

Have FUN at Stitches.

I'm busy knitting said...

My daffodils are up (he he he). Go look.
Vicki

Grace Yaskovic said...

we get daffy's one of my favorite flowers in late April around here, not often any sooner, have a wonderful time at Stitches

monica said...

Mine will be here in April or the end of March maybe. Although I haven't even seen my crocus yet and they are usually popping through the ground by now.

Janice said...

What a great contest!! Gives me something to really look forward to. The coming of daffodils will mean the end of this crazy winter we are having!! So wishing I was at stitches with you and mom!! :-) I can't wait to hear all about it!

AlisonH said...

I'm right here in the same town as you, and last year I had my last daffodil blooming on Mother's Day. Of course, the early ones are already going.

smariek said...

The sock class sounds like fun. Can't wait to see what you knit up.