Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Getaway...

My friend Theresa (from Iowa) brought daughter #2 to visit daughter #1 at The University of Evansville this weekend.  So I drove down and spent some time in southern Indiana.

For starters, we met at a  great shop in Evansville called Knit Witts Yarn Shoppe.  I arrived early due to the time change (eastern to central time...insert eye rolling here) and my lead foot, so I was able to take everything in... several times.  Knit Witts carries a great selection of wool, baby yarn, sock yarn, novelty yarn, and buttons.  The shop was filled with samples.  Right away I spotted a shawl I wanted to make - the "As You Like It " Shoulder Wrap.  Then I was directed to the book Nature's Wrapture...full of lovely shawl goodness.  I gathered yarn for 2 scarf patterns that were store freebies.  Before I left I met the owner Kris and really enjoyed chatting with her.  She shared a shawl she was working on and gave me info to share with Harriett at The Village Yarn Shop.  She also sold me this neat gadget...The Knit Kit.

Check this out!
I was definitely in my happy place.  If you are in the area... make a stop at this shop and find your happy place!

Next we headed to New Harmony for our weekend getaway.  What a sweet surprise!  New Harmony is described as "A community that began almost two hundred years ahead of its time, New Harmony was first a spiritual sanctuary that later became a haven for international scientists, scholars, and educators who sought equality in communal living."

We checked in to the New Harmony Inn.  Our room was lovely.

We had dinner at The Yellow Tavern.  Our husbands would have loved this!  We liked it too.

We walked by the Wabash River, self toured the town, and visited antiques shops and boutiques.  The daffodils were in bloom.

The homes were quaint.

We visited the Roofless Church.
We passed historic log cabins.
I took this picture for my friend Jane, and we giggled wondering what "consort" meant.  Wife or companion?

Our last meal was eaten at The White House.  You'd never guess that inside this little white house was a wine bar and fabulous food.  It was the perfect finale to our Saturday. 

In harmony,

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