Monday, October 08, 2007
Road trip reviews
The drive along the Mississippi up to Minnesota was, perhaps, the most beautiful drive of any I've taken in the country. This includes Hawaii. Fall colors and darling towns flirted at us the whole way. It is clearly harvest time in Ag. land. I'm a sucker for fall, autumn, halloween.
Oh, this is a knit blog. I bought a pattern in LaCrosse and it may solve my zipped vest conundrum. I think I can trick my sister into thinking it is the Oat Couture pattern. This oneis Knitting Pure and Simple.
"Here Mom," Al said, "It's in the round. You can knit this."
Speaking of sisters, mine, loved the top down raglan. Can you believe I didnt get her picture to show you? She'll wear it in for Thanksgiving and I'll show it to you then. She loved it. She appreciated it. She wants the vest now.....
Visited The Yarnery in St. Paul on Grand Ave. Time was short for knit shops. I have a list of others to visit on the next trips.
Must say it reminded me and Al of 3 Bags what with its shop in a house AND truly nice staff. THe knitting Shop Hop takes place there next weekend. Wish we were there!
I purchased a log cabin pattern at Yarnery. I really enjoyed looking through a whole binder of THeresa Gaffey designs.
Other highlights included: The Keys for breakfast with a great waitress named Lisa. Touring the U of M vet school Ag. campus. Huck swimming in Lake Josephine. Dinner at ?Chianti in Roseville. Unbelieveable 80 degree weather. Taffy apples from the stand you see in the mum picture. The fries at ? Big Ten Bar in St Paul.
I began side by side STR socks most of the drive time. More images later. I really loved MN.