AlphabetPhoto: U and V are for…

winter squash

If I was going to make a list of aspects of Autumn that I couldn’t do without……I have no idea why I would make such a list, but there is nothing like being prepared for the eventuality….. then squashes and knitting would be somewhere near the top.

Squashes. We grow them. We eat them. And somewhere in between, they become table decorations. A multifunctional food item, that sometimes becomes a meal time conversation maker. I’m really taken by this one.

Last night, half way through a conversation about bats hibernating by the time Halloween is celebrated, I couldn’t help pointing out that the markings on this particular squash are pixelated. Totally unrelated, but I am renowned for having a butterfly mind. Do you see what I mean? Definitely made up of squares and not circles. Not that it matters either way. A few weeks, and we will probably be discussing how good it tastes.


Knitting. I love knitting when the temperature drops. Keeps my lap warm. I’ve had this unfinished shawl sitting on the side, in my bedroom, since Spring. The yarn has had quite a history. Over ordered for a giveaway and dyed using left over tie dye. I love the ripples, but I don’t love the shawl. I can’t imagine wearing it. I can’t imagine seeing it in a shop and yearning to own it. I don’t like it.

I’m going to unwind it. Frog it, as seasoned knitters will be more than familiar with. I feel quite liberated by the decision, which means it’s the right course of action. As I unwind my stitches, I shall dream about how to use the yarn in a more desirable way.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to join in with #AlphabetPhoto. I missed out last week, so this time I am offering a U for unwind and V for variagated squash. My kind of Autumn.

10 thoughts on “AlphabetPhoto: U and V are for…

  • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    You are right that is a pixelated squash! Frogging is not something I favour doing but when I make a major mistake or knit something I won’t wear/don’t like then I do it with pleasure. I am knitting up a cardigan at the moment using the wool I knitted the first garment for myself with. I wore the original garment twice before it languished in the draw never to be worn again. I hope you find the right pattern for your yarn and enjoy eating your squash!

    • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Hope your yarn is happier as a cardigan. I have to leave knitting for a while before I frog. That way it doesn’t hurt so much.

  • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Both great words 🙂 Although, I had no idea what frogging was until now… That squash does indeed look pixelated! #alphabetphoto

    • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Not sure I’ve seen a pixelated squash before.

    • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      I love the orange glow on one side. Great discussion at supper tonight, about why it looks the way it does.

  • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    What an unusual and unique couple of choices! I do like the way squashes look but don’t like eating them – they always end up just for decoration in our house!

    • Wednesday 8 October, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      We roast our squash, so it always tastes wonderful and sweet. Youngest is the only one who refuses to eat it, but I insist he has one mouthful each time. Still doesn’t like it!

  • Thursday 9 October, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    That’s a very interesting squash, good that you shared a photo of it!

    • Friday 10 October, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Wondering if they are always like this and I’ve just never noticed before.

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