The Vineyards of Joseph Phelps
On our Christmas vacation, we visited wineries in both Sonoma and Napa. This picture was taken at Joseph Phelps in Napa Valley.
This is Chateau Souvreign in Sonoma (Alexander Valley).
Both wineries were nice to visit. Very beautiful. We had the best tasting at Frank Family Vineyards. Frank Family is the third oldest in Napa. It is the winery where Marilyn Monroe bought her champagne. So, in addition to tasting some wonderful wine, we also were treated to a taste of bubbly! All of their wines were wonderful and the people friendly. We have decided that we are going to make a annual trip to Frank Family.
These are the wonderful gifts that my husband gave me for Christmas. I sent him my wish list from Amazon, and he bought me everything on my must have list. I am actually waiting for two more books to come in and they are all about knitting!!! I should be getting Scarf Style by Pam Allen and A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker. I also get to go and pick up A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swanson at my lys since Amazon was out. DH said that I had enough yarn! These books should help me do something with all of it!
I also got to do some knitting while on vacation. Here is Cozy from Knitty. I joined the KAL at the beginning of the month. Hopefully, I will be done with it soon.
Cozy......start of something beautiful
Here is a close up of the stitch pattern.
We also did some shopping and I worked on a few other projects.
More yarn and some work done
The Nautilus Hat at the bottom of the page is made of Silky Tweed from Elsbeth Lavold. The pattern is pretty easy and you end up with a very nice hat. I made if for myself, but have already had family members requesting one. I wonder if I will get to keep it????
The scarf is an easy diagonal garter stitch done in Noro Silk Garden. Made if for my MIL. I know that she will love it (in the colors that she wears) and the yarn is so yummy!
While out shopping and dragging everyone to yarn shops, I pick up some Manos in the dark gold/brown/purple colorway. And, my SIL bought a yarn for a sweater for my cutie niece. Love making baby clothes as they are so quick and fun.
I also got my Mystery Kit #3 in the mail (nice surprise to come home to) and my order from Webs....the yummy Karabella Frost that I practially stole from them!
I also had to put my crocheted lace shawl on hold. George got to the yarn while we were gone.....didn't really hurt it nor himself...just means that everything that I had gotten done will have to be re-done. I think that I will wait until later to finish that one.
Whew! That's the abbreviated version of my week. Get to take Mom to the airport at 4am tomorrow.....I must have been thinking she would be getting herself to the airport!