Monday, November 28, 2011

Heading for Home Stretch

Did you have a busy weekend?  Me too!  I spent most of Saturday with my friend Kate, trying our best to help out the small businesses in our area.  We bought tons of weaving yarn at Forma Fiber Arts in Whitmore Lake, then headed over to the metropolis of Dixboro to the Antique Store/Button Lady.  Starved, we walked next door and had a great grilled cheese sandwich and bowl of soup at the Moonwinks Cafe and treated ourselves to Zingerman's version of King  Dons -- yummy!

Next up was the village of Northville where we hit the Center Street Knits (picked up a cute pattern for a cardigan) and Dancing Eye Gallery (found a great ceramic button).  Both are super shops and the gallery was especially bustling.

On our way home Kate was kind enough to stop at Cantoro Italian Market in Livonia so I could get my fix of Italian goodies.  Pasta, cheese, fresh bread, good wine, and a cannolo for my dessert -- deliziosa!

I spent Sunday knitting hats to be felted -- it rained and rained all day so it was easy to stay inside!  Now my hands are numb but there's still more knitting to do.  Sweat shop work is never done!


Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Ok, what's a King Don? Sounds intriguing! I wish I had more fiber and wool shops in my area! Knitting sounds lovely...especially in yucky weather!

Suzanne said...

King Dons are also called Ding Dongs in some areas of the country. They're a delicious little round chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling, covered in dark chocolate. Not a morsel of nutrition to be found in them!

kpultzdesign said...

it was a great day out, wasn't it? I want to be sure to go back to Center Street much more often — what a pretty yarn shop.

I should have bought the lasagna...we went out for italian afterall! So I ended up supporting another small business — Eddie's counterside gourmet. Great pasta!

Anonymous said...

Surely a perfect piece of writing! We've book marked it and sent it out to all of my friends since I know they'll be intrigued, thank you very much!