Rain. Beautiful, beautiful rain. Not heavy, for the most part, but gentle and regular. Melissa and I are off to Cascade Gorge today, ready to muddly our feet tromping about looking at watery loveliness.
Yesterday we did a quick tour of a fewÂ yarn shops in eastern Portland: The Yarn Garden, Mabel’s Knittery, and Knittn’ Kitten. I’ll write more about these on my return when I can add pics, but for now let me say that each was a pleasure in its own way. Yarn Garden was the largest, with an immense inventory of both books and yarn. Mabel’s Knittery gets the prize for friendliest service. The yarn selection is smaller, but good. If I lived in Portland, this would be my hanging-out and knitting place (it helps that they also have aÂ little cafe and plenty of sitting room). Knittn’ Kitten is more thrift shop than yarn store, but I had fun sifting through its offerings, which besides yarn (a smallish, uneven collection) included fabric, buttons, beads, vintage linens, and needlework magazines from the 50s and forward.
Tomorrow, we head over to the coast and down Highway 1. We are in search of a carousel that has cats with fish in their mouths. If we find it, I’ll be sure to get photos.