Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wrapping up summer

Hi there,
We were honored this weekend to gather with our family friends, David & Susan, and their extended family to celebrate the wedding of their youngest daughter Liv (whose sister Alexa was the bride in 2015).  

Years ago during our soccer travels when our daughter played, I remember passing a beautiful old abandoned dairy barn as we drove around a sharp curve to the complex. I remember saying how I wish someone would turn it into a restaurant or event place. When we got to the wedding destination just outside of Winston-Salem, NC, I was shocked to discover that Liv's beautiful wedding was going to be held inside that renovated barn.  

It is now called the WinMock at Kinderton. Check out its story, what an incredible venue. 

Steph & me in our wedding attire

Congratulations to Johnny & Liv, enjoy the high seas, and we look forward to seeing you at the Fantasy Football Live Draft later next week!

I have a finished object to share, it's the Montego Bay Scarf, and I'm happy with how it turned out. It was fun adding the fringe to the ends.

For my birthday earlier this month, Susan gave me a generous gift card to my LYS. I couldn't wait to pick out some yarn. Normally when I buy yarn, I have the pattern picked out. This time, I went into the store expecting to come out with something with linen content. I didn't care for the colors that were on the shelf, and the helpful store clerk steered me toward some 100% bulky cotton in Carolina Panthers colors.

I knew I wanted to find a cowl pattern that would show off the colors and not pool. I used 62 grams of a fourth skein to (gasp!) swatch the following:

garter -- too boring

seed stitch -- too much work

ribbed -- unattractive

I finally chose the pattern called Knotted Openwork Cowl that is simple and shows off the variegated colors of the yarn. It's really turning out well, and I would like to make the pattern again with a handpainted wool.

I'm a bit sad to see the Olympics come to an end, but our household is definitely ready for some football!

xoxo Tammy 


  1. I saw a similar barn in Kansas last summer that was all a venue for weddings and large gatherings - nice!

    Love the pattern of your cowl: it's a winner.

  2. you have been busy with summer and with some awesome projects!! I love when I get a gift card to a lys. That is bliss!!

  3. Beautiful venue for a wedding mixed with deja vu and esp, and lovely outfits to boot! Be very proud of your Montego Bay and for finding "the" perfect pattern for your gift card gift. I'm very eager to wrap up summer. xo


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