Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Who Ordered the Snow?

This weekend I got a wonderful treat. I spent the weekend in Tahoe with eight ladies from my book club! Normally we meet one Sunday night per month and we switch off who hosts. Well this month the hostesses said, "let's all meet at my cabin in Tahoe!" At first it wasn't clear that many folks would be able to make it but ultimately we had about half the group. It was such a wonderful weekend and great to have a bunch of Mom's around! There was always someone cooking something or cleaning up - not like when you go somewhere with your own family and you have to do all the work. I had a fabulous time.

There was even a quick trip to a cute little yarn store called the Wool Tree. They had lots of lovely yarns including a fabulous selection of Trendsetter Tonalita. I was looking at the pretty colors trying to decide what to make and I decided to finally give Lizard Ridge a go. I've always wanted to make it but I don't like the feel of Noro Kureyon. The Tonalita is very soft in gorgeous colors so I think I'm going to like this. I didn't get enough for the entire blanket because I wanted to knit a few up to make sure that I liked it. I really do so will now have to hunt down the rest on-line.


The weather was in the '60's on Saturday and the sun was shining. But what a surprise when we woke up Sunday morning - SNOW!! We were like little kids on their first snow day. We made snow angels, took pictures and threw snowballs. It was absolutely gorgeous. The only bad part was having to dig out my car . . .










Oh yeah - and the book? We read The Help which I highly recommend. It takes place in the '50's and '60's in Jacksonville, Mississippi and it's a realy eye opener.

7 comments:

Jknits said...

What fun! Love the Lizard Ridge - that looks like an interesting project.

Bonnie D. said...

I also love Lizard Ridge but didn't like the yarn they recommended for it. I thought it would be way too scratchy for an afghan. I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

The weekend sounds like a blast. I had The Help in my hand at Costco last week but put it back down. One of my book club members also recommends it. I'll definitely keep it on my upcoming reading list.

km said...

Oh the tonalita will be perfect for an afghan. It's SO soft. I have a vest out of it.

What a great weekend!

AlisonH said...

Wow! Boy does that take me back. (We used to live in New Hampshire.) Snow!

Anonymous said...

Hi there!! long time,no comment...So what is up with Full Thread Ahead closing?? I was in town a weekend or so ago.. called to get hours and got the recording that they are no longer retail.. that blows beyond words..just wanted to say hi...(brooke)

Carolyn said...

Allison!
Thank you SO much for the beautiful Fleece Artist yarn!! It is really special and will certainly speed my recovery. You are SO thoughtful.

Lisa Wilbourne said...

I stumbled upon your blog and I love your knitting and your photos! Very cool! I'm going to HAVE to learn to knit, I think!

-- Lisa
http://lisawilbourne.blogspot.com/