American Wool Series

Sunday, June 16, 2013


 Most weekends find me at home, catching up on housework, running errands, spending time with the family, and squeezing in homework and knitting with various rates of success. But this weekend my family headed over to Bainbridge Island for my Sister-in-law's graduation from the IslandWood program of UW. We took the ferry Saturday afternoon and Little A looked like she was up to no good, as usual.
 IslandWood is a beautiful environmental education center with several outdoor classrooms and we did a lot of wandering around the center and the gardens. They have a fountain shaped like a cabbage that captured Little A's imagination. A cabbage! A fountain! A cabbage fountain! You get the idea. 
 Trellises supported all kinds of yummy growing things.
 Color inspiration in the form of flowers and painted spigots.
Post-paella (really, giant pans of paella cooked over an open fire may be a new favorite of mine) walks in the slightly muggy, but very beautiful, evening and a perfectly still pond. There was also a suspension bridge involved in this walk but it made me feel slightly wobbly on my pins, so no picture. 

I didn't take pictures of the graduation ceremony, the enormous quantities of delicious food, and the never-ending sangria on Saturday night, but I think you get the idea. Just the right amount of travel for an overnight trip with minimal effort on my part and lots of good family time (and knitting). Congratulations, Chloe! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  1. I love fountains! What great surroundings for the cabbage fountain!

  2. sounds like a great way to spend the weekend -- the paella sounds delish!