Whew. I’d forgotten what it was like to actually have to WORK at work. So much for getting posts up first thing in the morning! If this continues, I might be forced to pre-post from home in the evenings. I do realize many of you already do that, but…
Anyway, I believe I left you last with the promise of another post about Sunday’s Knit ‘n Tea, by Doghouse Yarns. No disrespect to the Knight, our dinner companions or anyone else, but this truly was the highlight of my birth-4th weekend.
I meant to take photos, but as so often happens, I got caught up in the moment and lacked the discipline to step back, snap a few photos for you and then go back to enjoying it. Luckily, Pinkadilly Tea at Smythe’s Cottage happened to have a little four-topper set up much like our tables…
The food was fabulous. The company was delightful, and the teas were delicious. We started with their Cream Earl Gray, and then they also served the Hazelnut Vanilla and an herbal … angel something that I don’t see on the menu. It was red and naturally sweet… I bought some of that and their key lime tea of the month, which I don’t see on the menu either. Their tins are cute though! Too bad the names are taped to the bottom… Hem.
Knowing Rosanne’s – the proprietor of Doghouse Yarns – knowledge and love of tea AND her charming hostess abilities, I was anticipating a great afternoon and I was not disappointed. I won one of the prizes donated by Blue Ridge Yarns, from their All American Colors collection. I think it wants to be a shawl, don’t you? Yeah, it would make festive socks, but I love navy, white and red… Any suggestions?
Isn’t the tag (the foot) cute too?!
Rosanne also honored each of the FOUR women (out of twenty guests!) having a birthday this week with a special gift. I received the Get Your Knits bag, which is my passport to the program for 2011. You can read more about the program by clicking on the link above… I’m hoping to find a way to visit a few of the other participating shops this month.
(I apologize for photo quality. For some reason, Flickr doesn’t care to save my edited photos today. Hrmph.)
Also included in the price of admission was a tea cozy pattern and our choice of yarn. I selected this pretty, pale heathered green because it will go with all of my tea pots AND look good in any room of my house.
Lastly, a yarn tasting was also on the menu. There are seven small balls of yarn there, in a great patriotic theme. Also included was a pattern for little gift bags, so no silly swatching here; I’ll be using the samples to actually MAKE something! (Three or four somethings, actually…)
My first tea in a tea shop only left me wanting another visit, back to Pinkadilly (wonder if they ever do doggie events? Gg would have a BALL and could wear her PANK dress…) and more visits to other tea shops. Is there an honest-to-goodness tea house near you?
Oh – and the show & tell was awesome too. I really do apologize for the lack of photos… You’ll just have to join me next time!