It was definitely too short a vacation. We are back from our long weekend in Asheville, NC. for my MIL's 90th birthday. She threw herself a very nice party at a new gluten free restaurant in Pack Square. We got to see all the relatives we like and avoided the ones we don't. I had forgotten how fabulous Asheville is in the summer, or maybe it's actually better. There are a lot of people downtown on a Saturday night; it's a big street party including street musicians and performers. During the summer they have music, Shindig on the Square, that always had a makeshift stage, now there is a gorgeous park that is terraced down the center of town from Pack Square ending at the new, permanent stage. There are fountains and lush plantings and grass. It's beautiful, but seems like they had more than one designer as it misses a feeling of cohesion, but it is still a lovely place and great addition to a tourist town. They did however, as my mil pointed out, run out of money and neglected to add any public bathrooms.
I recommend silk jersey to anyone new to knits. This had no lycra, didn't roll and was stable in the length. Easy to sew and luxurious to wear.
I've already made this twice before, so not much to say. The fabric is a lovely cotton lycra knit from Just Cavalli that I bought at Mood this spring. I wore it on Friday night.
Oh and you'll notice the white hair? Got lots of compliments and one of my favorite cousins looked right past me when I walked into synagogue with Seth. She saw my dh and said where's Nancy? She is not alone. I was meeting my best friend for lunch and she looked right past me when she walked in. I'll still need about 3 haircuts before all the color is gone, but it's a great transition.
I have a pants post waiting to be posted, but I still don't have photos. Next time.
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