Monday, July 30, 2007

Cape Cod Part I

I had the best weekend! I went to visit Sarah in Cape Cod - Falmouth to be specific. Her parent's place is so cute! I loved it!

Here were my hosts:

The Murph:
The Murph!

and Morgan and Caleb
Morgan and Caleb

Oh yeah - Sarah was there too!

I was up there Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and left Sunday. We did so many awesome things - I think the only way I'll be able to fit it all in is to post about one day at a time!

Well - you get one and a half days today...

I arrived Thursday around 5 and was greeted at the airport by Sarah and Stacey! How awesome is that - I got to see Stacey again!

We went out for dinner and had lobster rolls.... mmmmm!!! So good. Unfortunately Stacey couldn't stay long - so we soon headed back to Sarah's place - via a short tour of Providence RI.

All the houses on the Cape are so adorable! I love the wooden shingles and painted trim. They all have the most beautiful manicured lawns too. For example... how cute is her house?!

Sarah's house

The back yard was just as great as the front...

Sarah's House

I didn't get to meet her parents - but they are gardening masters! They have all kinds of gorgeous flowers everywhere ...


And her dad keeps an extensive Bonsai garden. This is only HALF of his collection...


We got to spend the entire day on Friday in her backyard dying in the sunshine.

Sarah ordered us some Louet yarn and Jaquard dyes. It was so nice to dye quality yarn! There's nothing wrong with Knit Picks - but let me tell you... there is definitely a difference!! Once you dye with Louet - you can never go back!

We ordered double skeins thinking we'd just divide them before we started dying. Then we thought about it for a second... we don't call each other "knitting twins" for no reason... we always seems to love the same colors. So - why not dye the double skeins and then divide them up later? Brilliant!

We loved each other's creations of course. Here are some of our colors:

Yarn Creations

Yarn Portrait

Yarn with Hydragea

Fresh Yarn

Drying Yarn

After our day of dying - Sarah took me out for Clam strips - yum!! I've never had such amazing clams.

Tomorrow.... we travel to Provincetown! Stay tuned!!


Anonymous said...

You take awesome pics!! The pets miss you already!

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures of the house and flowers, and of course the yarn looks stunning!

Heidi said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend, you didn't mention it; did Java man go with? I can't wait for tomorrow. :)

knitfriendly said...

Wow - you both did a BEAUTIFUL job! Great pictures too. :)

Diane said...

ummmm food and yarn .... two of my fav things. lol.

Heidi said...

What no Providencetown pictures yet? What about little old me, sitting here admiring all your beautiful work. Surely you'll throw us a bone soon. (sniff, sniff)

Jinann said...

WOW! You're definitely a fabulous dyer! I love the picture of all the skeins "hanging to dry"!

The house and grounds look fabulous....I'm extremely jealous! Glad you had a fabulous time!

Stacey said...

Beautiful - you are such the photographer!!!! Looks like you guys did some incredible dying!!!!