Monday, November 05, 2007
St. Louis in Autumn
Not only did we take off Friday, but we drove to St. Louis for a weekend getaway. It was extremely nice to just GO. We need to make a point of getting away more often, though once winter comes, we seem to stay home a lot more.
While riding in the car, it gave me a chance to work on some projects. I made good progress on the Ruffled Roses Scarf. I am now almost finished with it. I really like the way it's working up so far. There was a momentary panic that I might run out of the Mission Falls Wool in "natural" color, but I had enough to scrape by and later found an extra skein.
We visited my favorite St. Louis knit shop, called Knitorious. That shop thrills me every time. Here I am, in their store, having a great time selecting yarns. But don't worry, I didn't go crazy, only came away with three skeins I couldn't resist for the freeforming.
I also worked a bit on my Freeform Yoke Einstein Coat. I found 4 more yarns to add to the log cabin panels for the front of it. I'll be starting on those panels very soon now.
We visited the Delmar Loop area. That area has really grown and changed these past few years. Many fun shops have sprung up there, including a brand new knitting shop called Knitty Couture. Ran into an old acquaintance there named Sam, a young man who used to work in a local knitting shop here in town. He is working there at Knitty Couture and he's an EXCELLENT hand at color work, including some elaborate Fair Isle pieces on display at the shop.
While at Knitty Couture, I just HAD to support their new shop Grand Opening by buying lovely skeins of Manos - again for the Freeform.
All in all, it was a FUN weekend. We relaxed, ate a lot, drove around and around the city reminising about my husband's childhood and revering in his old stomping ground. We read, relaxed, slept late, took in a movie, ate Italian on the Hill, shopped in the Delmar Loop, walked a ton, talked even more, saw a lot of lovely autumn trees and had a totally pleasurable 3 days off. It doesn't get much better than that. Not in this life, anyway.