I never met my father-in-law, Verling "Pete" Troldahl, but I have been blessed by hearing many stories about him from Oscar. One of my favorites gets told every year about this time.
He was of Norwegian extraction. In Norwegian, "four" is "feeda', so (as Oscar's gift for punning is genetic) it was natural that those lovely yellow blossoms on bare branches were called "feedasythias" in the Troldahl household, and still are in this Troldahl household, too. When we took our 'walk' today, the Feedasythia were in full bloom just around the corner.
I have another prize to add to the blog contest, so keep those comments coming! Remember, you get one draw per day, TWO per day if you comment on something you like or don't like about Otterwise.com! Be sure to indicate which prize you'd most like to win, and leave your email.
Today's prize addition is a beauty. TWO 260-yard skeins of 100% SWTC Oasis Soysilk yarn custom-dyed (for Jimmy Beans Wool) by Cherry Tree Hill in the color "Deep Blue Sea".
It is a dk weight ribbon yarn with a tubular chained construction in colors of soft blue, quiet green and taupe. Perfect for a knitted summer tank or shawl, I think.
So, so far the prizes consist of:
5 pattern PDFs of your choice from Otterwise.com
Barenaked Ladies' brand new Cd "All In Good Time"
Lake Desk Monster and
2 skeins of hand painted soysilk yarn.
More to come tomorrow!