Trips with yarn are always good trips. Even if you have to dash home before you head out so you can feed the hamsters which you forgot to ask your husband to do because you forgot to do. Even if you realize that the rumbling sound is coming from your car and the guy at the dealership tells you that your muffler has rusted right through. Even if you spend one of the nights driving around for half an hour looking for a place to eat dinner. Even if all of these things happen AND the locals put you through the dunk test and burn you at the stake for knowing how to swim... but you got yarn, it's a good trip.
Once again, Door County provided us with an absolutely fantastic weekend of relaxation. And really, the muffler thing turned out okay because it became a conversation starter.
"Okay, we are totally the most manly Toyota Corolla in town right now."
"...Hey, when we're going uphill, it kinda sounds like our car is constantly farting."
"We are here, Sturgeon Bay! Cower in fear at the nasty rumblings of my awesome Toyota from Hell, bitches!"
We stayed at the Chanticlear Bed & Breakfast for the second year in a row in the same cabin. No noise (except the occasional rumblings of our car). No kids. A private jacuzzi. A king sized bed. And a fireplace. Not to mention Saturday morning cartoons. Hooray for pajamas until noon and a morning marathon of the Fairly Odd Parents. We traipsed up and down the peninsula where we found the only kite store open in winter that had a good selection of sport kites which will no doubt pull me through a field one day as I wrestle with the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East ("Powers of air!Spirits of the East! Stop showing off!"). Plus, we found Spin - a yarn store without a website, but with all the more reason to visit and splurge.
I grabbed these two books the first day with grandiose plans of finally crocheting a potholder and adding a border, or crocheting an entire bouquet of flowers because I could. Well, turns out the books are not for amateurs in the world of crochet. I've found that my head may have to wrap itself around actually reading the directions before I start. Ugh. I've never been one for rule reading. But if you're not afraid of a challenge, I would say go for it. Both of these books have beautiful designs that make me want to crochet a potholder or a flower bouquet! And... wait...
This week will be severely busy, as bellydance practices are going back-to-back. However, I will have a recipe coming up tomorrow, and another giveaway coming up on Thursday. What is it? As I said to a 7th grader today when he asked me "What's for snack?": "What's for snack!? Who is it coming from? Where is it? How many can fit inside my mouth at a time? Can my fist fit inside my mouth? Who are you? What day is it? Who am I!? I'm confused!!!!" "...." "....It's food." :)
Oh, and the yarn from top to bottom:
1). Recycled Silk Sari Yarn,
2). Silk Sari Ribbon
3). Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool