This past Saturday my guy and I took his little toy car (Honda S2000) out for a cruise through the mountains to the Pajarito Skiesta – an end-of-the-season brew fest of sorts. We wanted to make a fun day out of it so we took the top down and ventured down the scenic route, stopping at a few places along the way that we’d never visited before.
Our first stop was at the Ponderosa Valley Vineyard, we’d seen a billboard for it, didn’t know there were any vineyards in the area and after determining it wasn’t too far off the path, we stopped in for some tastings and chit chat.
The vineyard had all sorts of ribbons on the walls and though this raised my hopes before tasting, I wasn’t disappointed by the selection! We brought home a red and a white after sampling a few of their local creations.
We then traveled a tad off the beaten path to the Gilman Tunnels where we stopped to take some pictures and admire the scenery.
I didn’t find the plethora of graffiti unpleasant – the bright colors I thought brought a urban friendliness to the rock.
The rest of the day was spent with family, friends, tasty beer and food. Did you do anything fun this weekend?
At the end of last week the mailman brought me some sweets in the mail,
The colorway is Honey, the yarn is Sweet Fingering and the dyer is the one and only Candy Skein! This yarn is silky smooth, with a little sheen and it’s knitting up beautifully so far. The 50/50 superwash merino and silk blend is a perfect yarn for small accessories that you want close to your skin and at 438 yards per skein, it’s a very generous amount for a little price tag!
The design? Coming soon, and because it’s not sooper seekrit, I can show you bits and pieces along the way! Yay for public knitting! I really love the little candy charm that came with the skein, isn’t it adorable?
I had a really busy and fun weekend, I’ll share some of my adventures tomorrow! What did you do this weekend?
This week I’ve spent visiting my parents and although it’s been relaxing, it’s also been pretty busy!
I helped my mom start her own Sunny Grey Skies Shawl:
And she’s using some gorgeous, soft, wonderful angora yarn from Bijou Basin that we picked up at Yarn and Coffee.
We’ve eaten delicious foods, shopped, talked, sipped, walked and caught up.
I’ve put out the call for more test knitters for a new design
I registered for the Leadville Heavy Half Marathon this June (right after TNNA, crazy? probably), so you can expect a bit of running content in the coming months I imagine…
And I got my hair cut for the first time in a few years (not super short, just trimmed really).
The weekend is shaping up to be a busy one as well, but fun I’m sure! What have you been up to? Do you have fun weekend plans too?