Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beachy Break


I can't say that I've been in need of a break since I've been on vacation for two weeks, but I have been working a lot around the house. So, when one of my friends invited me and another friend to spend a couple of days with her at her family's beach house, I was very excited. We've really enjoyed each other's company this year, occasionally going on "extreme knitting" excursions to Bakersfield or relaxing at each other's home with a knitting project and a glass or wine or sometimes cappacino or coffee. We had a wonderful time on Thursday and Friday, complete with a fun evening at the San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market, a great bike ride, several memorable meals, and a trip to Yarns at the Adobe. My friend, Janet, had been there before and raved about it, and she was right in thinking that my other friend, Denise, and I would too. It's right across from the San Luis Obispo Mission in an old adobe building that was built in the early 1800s. It's not only a cute looking shop, the owner is friendly and helpful, but not a "hover-er." We're already thinking of going back to possibly take one of their " beer and knitting" classes, not a combination that I'd usually think of, but we really should take the "Unibroue/Allagash and Scrap Yarn Project" class on November, especially since Janet is from Maine and Allagash is brewed in Maine! I only had my camera phone to take a picture of Denise and Janet in front of the shop, but I think it came out cute. As I've said a million times, I don't need any more yarn, but I bought some silky, soft Panda Silk, which is a blend of bamboo, silk, and merino. I'm knitting a table runner with it, using a pattern from the Spring/Summer edition of Debbie Bliss Knitting MagazineM. I love how soft it is, and it doesn't split like Panda Cotton does. I also bought a skein of Manos de Uruguay silk bland yarn.I felt ever so slightly guilty leaving my family behind, but they seemed to have inexplicably survived just fine without me...my little basil plant seedlings that were just coming up in my garden and which I forgot to tell anyone to water didn't, but I'd say that's a small price to pay to have such a great time with friends.

6 comments:

Willow said...

I think I see a trip to SLO in my near future! Hope Kai is feeling better now.

JayJay said...

Sounds like a fun trip! The new yarn looks lovely.

Sorry to hear about your basil, but if you get a plant it'll be a huge bush before you know it.

Hege said...

the manos skein is SO beautiful!! Can't wait to see what you'll knit with it :)

Rani said...

What a great time!

That table runner is going to be lovely! I can't wait to see if finished.

Tracy said...

Even when on vacation, a break is a good thing! ;o) What fun... And LOVE your knitting in progress! That yarn is lovely. I bought that latest D. Bliss magazine while we were in the US last month--so many great projects I'm still deciding which one to try first! Happy Summer Days to you all :o) ((HUGS))

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a great time. That pretty pinky yarn is beautiful!