Today started off with a wonderful rainbow outside my patio door!
There was also a surprise bloom out there...
It looked like rain...again...but although still blustery the sun came out and it got pretty warm. Today was soap making class at the Foster Botanical Garden. Blogless Melody retired from Kaiser last year a couple months before I did and she is "broadening her horizons" and those of others as a Friend of the Botanical Garden. As it turned out, the soap was quite easy to make. It just required a microwave oven to melt the base soaps, and various botanicals, pressed leaves and scents. In no time I had these very fragrant soaps. Can you smell the Mandarin Orange scent?
We all got a bag of lavender which I will give to the Knitted Brow next time I see her.
Foster Gardens has always been one of my favorite places. It is a lush garden in Honolulu full of exotic plants. I loved the moss on the rocks...
..the plumeria now with leaves and flowers.
...and so many weird and wonderful trees there, such as this spiny thing.
I'll have to go back there soon.
So what about the knitting? The green Koigu is rolled up into balls, and the pattern is selected. 2414 projects in Ravelry, Cookie A, Pomatomus. Cast on tomorrow. That's the plan. Because tomorrow is another day!