Thursday, October 01, 2009

New orleans

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm in New Orleans again this week for work. I've had a chance to eat some good food again this trip. Last night I went to a cute little restaurant called Dick and Jenny's.



I got the retaurant a bit before the people I was meeting and I was sitting at the bar looking around at the cool collection of plates on the walls. The walls are full of hand painted plates with people's names, drawings and everything in between.



I asked the bartender what the plates were for and the story was just wonderful. He said the owners, Dick and Jenny, were close to finishing the renovations of the restaurant, when a huge plumbing bill threatened to delay their opening night. The solution to their situation came in the form of "friendly investors." Dick & Jenny sold plates to their opening night dinner. For $100, people received a plate on the wall in their honor. The plumbing was fixed, the restaurant a hit, and the plates remain as a reminder of their beginning.

I also made sure to stop for some beignets at the world famous Cafe du Monde. Is there anything better than a sugary beignet? I don't think so....



The day before I left for New Orleans I finished knitting my Forestry sweater! I haven't blocked the collar and button band yet and they are a bit wonky so no modeled pics yet. But I just love the color and had to share. I hope it comes out good in the end!!


Forestry cardigan


Forestry cardigan


I look forward to wearing this baby in a few weeks in Rhinebeck.

8 comments:

KnitNurd said...

Aren't beignets the best!?!? I didn't get to have any at Cafe du Monde the times I've visited N.O., but I have had some in France.
I LOVE your sweater, Jody...it looks fantastic!!!

bySarah said...

dick and jenny's looks so cute!!
cant wait to see how the sweater blocks out!

Jodi said...

I love your Forestry sweater! The cables are really cute -- can't wait to see a modeled picture or two.

subliminalrabbit said...

what is that sweater? it is beautiful! must. knit.

Sereknitty said...

That sweater is gorgeous! Of course I'm a bit biased, since it's in my favourite colour -- green! Really classic, too.

Lisette M said...

The sweater is beautiful! and those beignets are making my mouth water...

Emily said...

Beautiful sweater! That's been in my queue for awhile, but I heard that the pattern isn't written all that well. How'd you find it?

Jinann said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Love the color too!