Avana and a little escape...

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary this month, my husband and I took a very small, one night/2-day getaway to Door County, WI. 

We stayed at the most lovely little, quaint bed and breakfast on a sheep farm, the Chanticleer Guesthouse. 

Chanticleer Guesthouse, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI

Chanticleer Guesthouse, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI

See that top balcony...that was our room, in the old, remodeled hay loft of the barn.  It was such a great view, I could have sat there all day long watching the sheep graze.  We enjoyed the most delicious breakfast on our balcony and watched some deer in the evening light.  

Morning knitting with breakfast, coffee, my guy, and sheep....what more could a gal ask for?!?

Morning knitting with breakfast, coffee, my guy, and sheep....what more could a gal ask for?!?

We went out for a great dinner while we were up there, and it was nice to have a reason to dress up a little bit.  I got this dress for a steal last summer and wouldn't you know, I had to remove the tags when I packed it for the trip.  It just happens to go with my fabulous new Avana shrug that I just adore.  

Avana, in the Fibre Co, Savannah, in Seafoam

Avana, in the Fibre Co, Savannah, in Seafoam

This was such a great pattern to knit and the finished piece is really fantastic.  It's lighter than air, but kept me warm in the cool evening air.  The pattern is Avana, by Annie Rowden, and I would highly recommend it.  The only thing I would do differently next time would be to try steam blocking, as it grew quite a bit with a soak.  

Now, for the barrage of sheep photos, and a few more from our trip, here's an album!

It was a great little getaway, even if it was brief.  

Funny how life changes...10 years ago we had 11 days in Mexico and thought we needed to "get away" to relax so badly.  

Ha!  10 years later, less then 36 hours away from "life" was such a great refresher!  

 

Happy knitting, Happy Independence Day to my American friends, and I will see you soon with one more summer accessory in the lovely Sparrow.