Look! A self-portrait! ("Sweeping Cobwebs" by Prairie Schooler on 45 count legacy, using NPI (my conversion), and planning some Kreinik embellishment).
It was a busy weekend. Yesterday we went to sample oysters at the 17th Street Market Shockoe on the Half Shell in Richmond, only there was a line for shucked oysters, so we crossed the street and had a crab omelet and oyster shooters at LuLus. (Bloody mary mix, vodka, extra horseradish, raw oysters.) Personally, I prefer my raw oysters plain with just a squeeze of lemon.
Then we viewed the James River from Oregon Hill. There were tons of people on the shore and wading in the water; it was hot in spite of the ever-so-slightly-turning-to-fall colors and haze.
I visited the Yarn Lounge where I have signed up for my fair isle hat class and purchased supplies. I really, really want to do this hat and bought the book ("New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist") The very nice and tactful sales woman at the yarn store talked me out of doing it for class because it's knit of fingering yarn on size 0 needles in four colors. Too time-consuming to be able to start and finish it in three weeks unless you can knit all day, so I'll do the two-color hat in a worsted weight yarn, get the technique of changing colors and then knit the more challenging "Whale Watch" hat here. Actually, wouldn't it be a great pattern on a throw or a scarf?
While I dithered over yarn, BF was across the street at Cancan Brasserie having a beer. When I joined him, I was thirsty, and the bartender wandered by with one of these for someone else. It looked so intriquing that I had to order one: It's called a Coco Noir: Ciroc coconut vodka, ginger syrup, blackberry puree, and a splash of champagne, served very cold. It has occurred to me that the entire summer has passed without my posting a picture of a homemade cocktail, and now I really am going to have to get a bottle of Ciroc and try some of the recipes on their website.
Off I go to bed while the bunnies snuggle their way into sleep. Good night and happy week ahead!