I'm really really really in the spring gardening mood even though the calendar tells me it is eleven weeks away. Growing up in Minnesota, we always planted on my Dad's May 20th birthday. My small greenhouse allows me to get a headstart ahead of that date, but it's even too early for that. While in my local Jo-Ann Store this morning, as I was heading toward the clearance corner to see what new gotta-haves were added since my last trip, my eyes zeroed in on these rubber gardening clogs. The clogs begged for a pair of socks to complete the look, so I found ones with tiny red trim that looks like rick rack. The color name on the socks label (referring to the red trim) is "hollyhock". I chose them for the name as much as the color and style! The clogs, socks, and the beginnings of a garden plan sketch satisfied my gardening urge enough to make it through today and return to a felted wool project that excites me as much as the upcoming spring season.