If you are ever near Wilsonville, OR, you simply must check out Dar Essalam restaurant. Just Fabulous!
Handmade desserts and incredible surprises await you at Rimsky Korsakoffeehouse. A must-visit when in Portland.
IN OUR WINEGLASS:
A. Diehl WEISSER BURBUNDER 2010
A fabulous Pinot Blanc wine that has become a favorite in our home. I couldn't find a website that carries this but it could be ordered by your local wine seller from the importer Mitchell Wine Group through Ewald Moseler.
I did find this descripiton of the wine which truly says it all:
Pardon the cheeky pun on the producer’s name, but this wine is A. Diehl! Here we have Weisser Burgunder, a.k.a. Pinot Blanc, transformed into a beauteously crisp, fresh, appealing and food-friendly style. Gone are all pretenses of opulence and prestige; in are freshness, liveliness, deliciousness, value, and food-friendliness. Smoky Pfalz soil serves as a lovely undercurrent for this crisp pear and green melon-scented wine. Fresh, vivacious and simply delicious, this is a Pinot Blanc that dares to be a wine of character, value and satisfaction for the humble, hardworking, soulful person in you. Enjoy this beautiful country wine as an apéritif for your early spring gatherings, or as a foil for your vernal fare like Copper River salmon, steelhead, clams, mussels, asparagus frittatas, fried chicken - just about anything but red meat.
ON MY NEEDLES:
I'm still trying to get my head around the spacing of the name on Dread Stocking Randall but it's just a matter of sitting down with it and working it out.
I am finishing up my Bianca's Jacket which is turning out lovely in the Muench Sir Galli yarn the pattern originally called for. Unfortunately the yarn has been discontinued. All I have left to knit is the button band!
I am also starting work on the Lakedale Shawl which my mother had started and passed on to me to finish for her.
OFF MY NEEDLES:
I am thrilled with my Tea Leaves Cardigan It's so warm and cozy.
And I just adore the leaf buttons by One of a Kind made in Portland, of course. A gift from Amy De from Atlanta.
One of the great things about Portland (as if there aren't enough) is that they tend to attract the rock starts of the fiber world. I was fortunate enough to attend a Stephanie Pearl McPhee book signing at Powells Book Store. And fun was had by all!
If you're in need of the perfect button, check out The Button Emporium. It's bound to have what you need to make your knitted garment even more special. (No Papa Button is not the owner of The Button Emporium and everything Papa said in the interview was made up for entertainment purposes only.)
Up for trade is a nearly new Ultimate Knitting Machine and Row Counter Attachment. A minimum $160.00 value. If you have something of equal or greater value that you would like to trade for it, please send your trade offer to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or to Thriftyknitter on Ravelry.
SOCKS AROUND THE WORLD 1 RAFFLE:
If you wish to enter the raffle for handknit socks from our first ever Socks Around The World, you may do so by using the donate button on this page. It is $1.00 an entry and entries will be taken until midnight PST November 30, 2011. These were knit for a size 8 foot and are knit with Opposites Attract yarn from Barking Dog Yarns in the Arthur and Guinevere colorway.
Don't forget to check out the Surrogate Sock Knitters Club on Ravelry. The group is getting a little dusty from lack of use. If you have SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) and need an SSK (Surrogate Sock Knitter) to finish your second sock, stop on by and meet your mate. :)
I was fortunate enough to be blessed with a set of gorgeous red Swarovski crystal stitch markers from Lima Pop Shoppe and I adore them. If you are looking for a beautiful gift for a knitter in your life or just wish to indulge yourself in a little bling. Check them out. I plan to purchase some for my mother, and daughter. Shh, don't tell.
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