My cousin Jenn came to visit me yesterday! We drove to Rockport, and had so much fun walking around, checking out all the little shops. Our favorite was Nordic Impressions - I resisted the beautiful table runner, but did buy Jenn her birthday gift:
Although we're excited about several different pancake recipes, we find the blodpolse a little disturbing (primary ingredient - 3 quarts of blood.) I don't think we'll be making lutefisk anytime soon. I also have to say, little girl and boy were incredibly well behaved during our trip. They walked a lot, went into a lot of stores, and weren't allowed to touch very much. But, they were their charming, beautiful selves all day!
After a pizza dinner at home, Jenn and I visited the Fabric Place for yarn (Jen knits!) I bought some Cascade 220 for my knit the classics project. Jenn bought some super-soft yarn for a scarf.
This morning we had breakfast (Norwegian pancakes, of course!) and then hit the local pond here for a couple of hours before Jen drove home. Kids were very sad to see Aunt Jenn leave, and they dealt with their sorrow by taking extra long afternoon naps. Hooray! Mommy got a nap too. I woke up to discover that DH had stopped home, brought in the mail, and I had a package! In the package was this:
My Pay It Forward Swap package from Moriah. Two beautiful wash cloths in the loveliest shade of pink, and handcrafted soap that smells wonderfully. I don't know how well it shows up in the picture, but those are CABLES in the top washcloth. Thank you, Moriah! This is my first swap package EVER, and I love it! Thank you doubly, because I know how busy you must be with classes.
That reminds me, I still have some open spots for Pay It Forward, and I need to get to work on Jen's package. I know what I'm knitting, I just have to knit it! If you're interested in participating in the Pay It Forward swap, leave me a comment!