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Wine ‘em and Dine ‘em
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Wine ‘em and Dine ‘em

This was our third year going to Wine in the Woods, and this was the best year yet! There were some new wineries that joined the other regulars. The festival is also part craft/artisan fair, and I have never seen any fibery-related booths–maybe someone should get on that :) In previous years, I have come away with some lovely jewelry and accessories, but this year was all about the vino.

We got a lot of wine… it is less expensive to buy it at the festival, so that kind of justifies it, right? It also goes directly to the local winery. In the front of the picture, you can see the freshly made sangria. Gosh, that stuff is amazing. …and that tee shirt? I had to get it… it says "Squeeze Me – Make me Wine". Who could pass that one up? :)

Kris and I took it easy for the rest of the evening, knitting and watching our shows. Survivor ended pretty well. I am looking forward to next season’s location in Guatemala. Did anyone else hear them say that the survivors would be living in the ruins? I am not so sure about that… there has to be some sort of preservation for these Mayan archaeological sites… I guess CBS has some sort of deal with them, but I still am wary of the idea. We’ll see what happens there.

So, Sunday was a fun day, and luckily, Monday turned out very well also! I met Donna dear for a yummy lunch at Strapazza, followed up by a quick trip to Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Afterward, we headed down the street to All About Yarn. I had a $25 off frequent customer incentive, so I knew I had to find something… I could not let that money go to waste. I really like this shop–every time I go in I find new stuff and new lines that they are carrying. Their summer selections are on the forefront now, and they recently started stocking some Rowan yarns. I hope they continue this through the fall and winter months as those are the yarns that I really love…

Today I found a great pattern and some yarn that was too good to pass by… 10 hanks of Tahki Cotton Classic in 3923 for the Southwest Trading Company’s Ballerina tank. I was close to getting the Bamboo yarn for this, but they did not have the color selection that the Tahki yarns had… so it was an easy choice for me :)

Now off to finish the dreaded second sleeve of Kris’s pullover… it is neverending, I swear…

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37 Responses

  1. Laura

    You had such a good time! I’m jealous! Gotta love wine!

  2. andrea

    what a nice shaped tank! it’ll look fabulous in that tahki yarn ;)

  3. Leanne

    That t-shirt is the funniest. If I lived anywhere near you, I’d be all over that wine festival. Oh, and your picture with your sister is so sweet. And your pink scarves are beautiful.

  4. Cara

    Glad you guys had such a wonderful day – love the t-shirt!

  5. eyeleen

    I’m glad you had a great time. Wonderful T-shirt and gorgeous blue yarn.

  6. Jessica

    What a great way to spend a weekend. I love that tank pattern! Can’t wait to see how yours comes out. :)

  7. Amy

    Hey, hey, hey…I see you wore Tempting to the festival. I’m sure it was a hit.


  8. Liz

    Sounds like you guys had a great time! That looks like such a flattering tank.

  9. Karma

    You two are such a cute couple! Glad you had fun at the festival. Also, I love the ballerina tank. The neckline and shape are so feminine and hot! Perfect color choice, too. It’s going to be gorgeous.

  10. Stacy

    Looks like you guys had a great time. I love seeing your Tempting peaking out in your photos!

  11. Amanda

    Your Tempting looks great on you, and I love the color of blue for the new tank. Can’t wait to see it.

  12. Amanda

    P.S. Thanks for the knitting card that you sent snail mail. I got it the other day and it’s fabulous!

  13. Pam

    That’s funny, I had the same thought about Survivor Guatamala. “I wonder if we’ll get to see lots of ruins? What?! They’re living IN the ruins? How is that a good idea?”

    Glad you had a good, winey day.

  14. jacqueline

    I love that colour! That is going to look divine on you! How come every time I read your blog you look like you are having lots of fun.

  15. froggy

    looks like you had a great time at the winery and boy was i thinking the same thing about survivor. i just don’t see how that could happen. maybe one night, but for a whole 39 days. cbs will have to keep major tabs on all activity to make sure everything is the way it was before they arrived. just doesn’t seem worth the risk of possibly damaging the ruins.

  16. froggy

    and you look fabulous in your tempting!

  17. elisa

    And I can say I’ve see that Tempting in person and it looks even more beautiful close up!

    Sounds like Wine in the Woods was a lot of fun. I love the pics of Kris with your haul and you with your t-shirt. V. cute!


  18. Chrissie

    What a fun Sunday! Love the t-shirt, it is just too funny :)

  19. biglug

    Love the idea of that ballerina tank – looks like a good knit! I wish they had a wine festival near me – that looks like fun too!

  20. Dani

    That ballerina tank is going to look fabulous! I love Tahki Color Classic yarns, its super easy to work with and has a great finish. I am so jealous that you have that T-shirt! Classic :) Of course you had to get it! Looks like you really had a great time! Thanks for giving me input on the cables and fabrics. You are the best :) Have a great day!

  21. Annette

    And I see you wore your tempting to the festival. Looks great. Hubby and I enjoy winetastings, too. I actually went to college in the Fingerlakes region of NY, lots of local wineries there. I think the ballerina tank and that yarn will be great together!

  22. marti

    What a pretty color of cotton classic. i can’t wait to see the end result. The t-shirt is great too. Thanks much for your comments about my spinning.

  23. Erin

    You guys are wine lovers too! You should make a trip up to the Finger Lakes here in NY, they have great wineries and it’s always fun to do a bit of wine touring!

    By the way, Rowan yarns are my favorite and their winter collections are great!

  24. toni

    That fest looked like so much fun! And I love the shirt btw…

    But I am really excited to see that tank! That looks so cool!

  25. Jenna

    The wine festival looks like it was lots of fun. Kris sure looks happy presiding over all of those bottles ;) I really enjoyed working with the cotton classic for my Kyoto, it had such a nice sheen. I’m sure you’ll be quite pleased with it. I’m interested to see how it does with that ribbing.

  26. margene

    Looks like you had way too much fun;-)
    Love that new tank. I might have to look into that pattern.

  27. heather

    I love that pic of you enjoying the wine! Wish we could have come…we’ll have to do lingnore or boordy this year…LOVE it!

    I do like that ballerina tank…and with the cotton…it’ll be nice and cool. :) What no pink? What is this purple!?

  28. Michelle

    The wine shirt is too cute! ;-) I really like the ballerina tank too. I bet it will be a nice summer knit.

  29. Moni

    OMG! I love that tank top! damn. There are waaay too many cute patterns out there.

    The wine fest looks like it was fun! love your t-shirt :)

  30. Tara

    The wine festival looks like a blast! Was that the public debut of Tempting? Too cute! And look at you throwing back some vino! :)

    That’s crazy if they’d do that for Survivor. Guess it all depends on how much money CBS is willing to throw around. How sad.

  31. Kelly

    Looks like you had a great weekend, Lolly! I love the ballerina tank, & the new yarn for it! I have two questions for ya:
    1) is the yarn purple or blue? I though it looked blue, but noticed that Heather called it purple…
    2) Is it as light as it looks? It looks really light & yummy!
    Have a great day!

  32. Ashley

    Lolly – sounds like so much fun! And I love the color of that Tahki Cotton.

  33. Tam

    Cute T-shirt!!! I *strained* my eyes to read it– only to find that you typed it out in BOLD further down in your entry. Big dork here…


  34. Kimberli

    1. Love the T-shirt.
    2. If you haven’t knit with Takhi Cotton – I liked it – felt good to knit with…and yes, I’ll finish the dress for my niece that I am using it for when I return home! (Was too big to travel with now.)
    3. Great wine haul!

  35. paula

    Oooh- I always mean to get to the wine festivals, but never make it.. I totally have a great thing to sell at them though! How big is the wine in the woods? Hmmm… maybe we could form a little knitting collective for next year?

  36. Liz

    ooo… wine festival. Now I’m curious as to what wines you got. :) The Husband and I are planning on going to Heller Estates (an organic winery in Carmel) in a few weeks for a winery tour/barrel tasting/ladybug release that they’re holding for club members (geez, I’m such a wino… we belong to like 3 wine clubs). I just love the shirt; it’s great. :)

  37. Eliz

    Oy! Lolly everytime I visit your blog I want more yarn. You are always tempting me with some new purchase of yours!

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