Monday, August 07, 2006

On to Happier Things - Laurel Valley Weekend


Insanity!!! You would have thought it was game day. I'm not sure exactly what I expected but this wasn't it. Crazy.

Now, on to what's most important.... KNITTING NEWS!!!
Yes, I made it to Kathy's Kreations in Ligonier. And, yes, I will be going back. Over. And Over. And Over Again!!! So much stuff, so little time. I got this book and 6 skeins of Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK to make the Trellis and Vine shawl. I met Kathy and she was friendly and helpful. The books! Good Lord! If you can't find it there sister, you can't find it anywhere.
The soap in the photo is from the little Celtic Culture store next to Kathy's. What a nice shop. I'll definitely make a trip back in there again too before Christmas. Nice guy. Nice stuff.

We stayed at the Ligonier Country Inn. Just for the heck of it. The food there is outstanding. We'd go back just for dinner. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. We had several friendly chats with the employees. You can tell they enjoy working there. Dinner was excellent. Sunday brunch was just as excellent.
Ligonier Country Inn

Every now and then when we just feel like escaping Blair County for a little while, we usually go to Pittsburgh. This was really different for us. I think my husband actually enjoyed it. I think he was surprised. He should listen to me more often.

Oh. In strange baby news, Colin sat up today. He will be three months old on Thursday. She had him laying on the couch and he sat up, stayed up for about 10 seconds and then fell over. He's been struggling to sit up for the past two weeks from a reclining position in his infant seat. It would seem that he finally found the abdominal strength to do it today. Weird! He hasn't even rolled over yet.


Anonymous said...

Kathy's is great, isn't it? Her shop is only about 25 minutes from my house. My husband knits too so we usually make a day of it and get lunch at Casa Chapala. If you like Mexican food, it's a great stop to make. I can (and have) spent hours in Kathy's just looking at patterns on the back wall and in all of the books and notebooks. We usually go every couple of months. We're about due for the "fall" trip!