Wednesday, July 16, 2008


from the Road Trip returned from at 5:40 p.m. yesterday we'll show first from some of the digital photos I snapped this morning.

Perfect travel weather both directions pleased us no end. Oh, there was wind. And evening lightning displays as a bonus during camp. But that area of the midwest has needed rain desperately. The corn was very sad-looking on the way to camp. After the storms, on our return, the fields were much healthier.

Although I did have the digital with us, I took only 35mm photos which have been developed just this afternoon. The first digital pic shows the lovely present from "Sarry June", as Russ has named her, a handpainted yarn of merino superwash from Woven Art.

As we headed off from her abode in Michigan, we stopped crossed the Mackinac Bridge and stayed in Manistique by Lake Michigan. Now we have enjoyed a brunch there two years ago and this year a comfortable evening's rest. The is a special touch to this place and will need to have further investigation foisted upon it.

In the morning, we were trekking along when Sarah said there'd been a yarn store in Menominee, MI two years ago by the harbor but the woman said she was moving the shop down the road. Oh, yes. Down the same street to her 9000 square ft. home right on the lake with her own piece of private beach, 11+ ft. ceilings and glass-faced leaded glass bookcases. Sarah pick up this skein of Cascade yarn and handed it to me. I proceeded to carry it around and buy it! Darn she's good :-)
Breakfast was at the Swedish Pantry in Escanaba, MI. We knew about it from the billboards. A place for my Swedish heritage where they had wonderful economic breakfasts, could improve upon the strength of the coffee and had fun Scandinavian gifts. Pictured are my must notice the "Perfect" mug which Russ insisted I buy.(Combine being Swedish with being a Virgo and this mug is especially appropriate!) I used it throughout camp.

Jennie the Potter was at camp as both a camper and merchant on Market Day. I bought the wonderful sheep mug, just my size for coffee (grin). At the raffle I won one of Jennie's bowls and a fridge magnet. Thank you, Jennie! I love them.

For Squonk, my contest entry, I won a Yarn Barn packet with Patsy Z's Spinning DVD. It will be fun to watch it for additional spinning tips. It might just get me back to my wheels.

And for the SHP stash I brought home! The books in the back are Alice Starmore's Celtic Knits, Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian Mittens from which came the SHP KAL and this year's nametag, Barbara Walker's Third Treasury, Cheryl Burnet's Sweaters 101, Lloie's Kitchen Table Cookbook, and Mary Wright's Cornish Guernseys & Knit-Frocks. Then underneath all us this year's cream and dark green snap tote and there's a SHP pencil case for knitting notions. There are 3 of the skeins of Ultra Alpaca by Berrocco for the Round-the-Bend jacket in celery, moss green and ocean plus the matching DVD. Last in front are 5 balls of J&S shetland 2 ply jumperweight in black, 2 oranges, wheat and red/blue mix.

(Since blogger ate the first three tries on this, I'd better get this posted quick like a bunny! And, click on any picture for more detail, as always!)


Layl said...

I looked at your 'loot' pile and thought 'Oh, My!' - you really stocked up girl ! Excellent looking stuff.
And the 'celery' is much more muted that I was thinking - the colors look wonderful together. you will no doubt love jacket when done and have it for next yrs camp snt.

Bobbi said...

Nice additions to the stash!