Monday, September 15, 2008
A surprise package from the talented and fabulous Simple Knits arrived the other day. While Nala the scary orange kitty tore into the adorable handmade cat toys, I tore into the Jelly Bellys in ice cream flavors, the lavender soap, the measuring tape, the knitting journal, the calendar (chocolate and so evil!), a pair of lace-knitting circs, the two scrumptious skeins of Mmmmmmmmalabrigo lace yarn in Hollyhock, and -best of all - the shawl pattern designed by none other than Vicki herself!
I'm talking about her Cascading Leaves Shawl. That very evening, I cast on. And into my bag it went for a weekend trip to Door County.
Three words to describe the weekend: rain and excellent eats. The Door County tourist board's promotion is called Door County: Kingdom So Delicious!, a dorky slogan if ever there was one. (It's the title of a late-'60's National Geographic article, apparently.) From a cherry-filled puff pastry called cherry basket to cherry wine to Swedish meatballs to apples straight from the orchard we joyfully lurched, snacking our way across the countryside.
Posted by Helen at 4:37 AM