Friday, March 6, 2009

"a" is for

...adrienne and arkansas!

i admit that i have never been to arkansas. yet, this is my state for the 50 socks- 50 states cd. i had to do some research as i am not familiar with all the wonderful things this state has to offer. my only knowledge of arkansas was that it was the birthplace of our 42nd president, william jefferson clinton. pretty lame, huh?

well, the most exciting thing i found out (at least exciting for me) is that arkansas is home to the only active diamond mine in the usa! yes, diamonds! sparkly things. perfect inspiration for...



yes! lace and beads!

lace, silk, and sparkly!
i am in heaven!

now, to actually finish knitting the sock and write up the pattern!

ps. i also learned that the ozark mountain range is in arkansas and that the mighty mississippi river runs down the eastern border of the state. arkansas is the only state where the state legislature voted on the pronounciation of the state's name (ar-KAN-sas vs. AR-kan-saw). (although our govenator does do a number on ca-lee-four-nee-ahh). but i still think "diamonds" are more exciting. yes, i am shallow like that.

8 comments:

drlaura said...

turns out that Thomas Jefferson called DE the diamond of states, so i have to use diamonds in a boy's sock... argyle diamonds, though, are so different from your empress lace here that all is well.
of course, what we need to figure out is how to get REAL gems with teeeny tiny teeeny tiny holes to use them and walk around in riches!
i'd rather have emeralds

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see how they finish...

peacockmom said...

Beautiful! I can hardly wait to get the CD with all these great patterns. Arkansas will definitely be on my MUST KNIT list. :) "Good on 'ya" as they say here down under. :)

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh! I love the way that's looking with those lovely shiny beads :)

Nell said...

I'm with you on the diamonds!

peacockmom said...

Don't forget Amazing, Artistic, Aristocratic, Astonishing, Articulate (your directions), Attractive, Awesome and Awe inspiring for Adrienne, too. :)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I have a dear friend living in Arkansas. He is a very skilled pencil artist, and a wonderful poet. Your socks are looking good though

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