doesn't that say it all? i had the best time, it was so beautiful and serene. i think this was my favorite getaway with the girls yet. i won't go into too much detail, but we stayed here
. their site does not do it justice. it was simply amazing. i hope to go back again. they provide breakfast and dinner in the cost of the cabin and it was delectable! really gourmet stuff! at night we would go to the grotto, which is their bar. it was tiny and we knit by the fire and sipped wine (and other tasty beverages). the whole place felt like it's own community of little cabins. if you are from around here and want a weekend away, i can't say enough good things!
Dale Chihuly's Icicles (his 1st permanent outdoor piece) greeted us outside the dining lodge
ok, but you are here for knitting content right? well there was definately knitting over the weekend. i had planned ahead and found a yarn store in the town near where we were staying. we all bought a little something (except for our newby knitter missy, but that is ok, she is still in the practice stage). i found a dishcloth pattern book i had wanted in the past. i had brought a ball of sugar n cream along so i could do something simple over the weekend. the pattern book was a perfect match.
i had been working on my cable scarf, but it was too much for me to handle while chatting and drinking with the girls. the dishcloth proved to be much easier.
i also could not pass up some great pink (oh so soft!) alpaca. i think these will end up as wrist warmers.
i felt like i really needed to get going on the cable scarf because i got very little done over the weekend. last night i finished it up. it is so soft! i hope my mom loves it as much as i do! (sidenote - notice the sunlight? today was a beautiful sunny day. i was able to open my windows and let in the fresh air. it felt so much like spring and reminded me how much i love the sun, ahhh)
and on a final note, i was tagged today by two of my most favorite bloggers stacey
and a fellow mini owner over at bag 'n' trash
. so here goes...
1.) Total amount of music files on your computer: i have two apples and a pc right now, between all three i think i am at 8 or 9 GB. i try my best to burn off my mp3s so i don't bog down my computer.
2.) The last CD you bought was: it was pressure chief by cake. i often shop itunes instead of buying cds but cake has matching covers on each of their albums so i HAVE to buy them :)
3.) What is the song you last listened to before reading this message? clark gable by the postal service
"and i want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd" (my fave postal service lyrics)
4.) What are your five favorite songs and why they mean the most to you (now here comes the good stuff!)1-sarah mcclachlan - hold on this is a great song when going through tough times. anything by sarah is beautiful.
2-elton john - rocket man i love this song. love it. love it.
3-dave matthews - grace is gone i heard this at one of his concerts before it was released and fell in love with it. it is a very sad song. another one of those i listened to during a tough time. (btw i found a live version of this on napster back in the day. it was recorded by someone in the audience. this was about a year before it was released and is still my favorite version)
4-etta james - at last i would play this song at my wedding if i ever get married
5- def leppard - love bites come on now, i had to throw one cheesy one in there. it rocks!if you asked me tomorrow, this list would probably change. i have so many favorite songs!
5). What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?first
, is ErLeCa
, because i wanna know what kinda music a girl who comes up with such creative names as "permagrin generator" listens to! next is leslie
. i love her blog header and read her blog often, this will give me a chance to finally comment on her blog! and last is nancy
. she was cool enough to have a contest on her blog and gave away 5 skeins of koigu. how nice is she! i didn't win but still think that was very generous!
If you bloggers have already been tagged, then nevermind :)