Joan was sporting her newly knitted poncho on our excursion this week. This makes the 7th person I know who is currently knitting, or just finished this project. It looks good on everyone. Which is the best reason to make it.
She wore it for our "first of the year" visit to the Kauffman Gardens, where we spotted a blooming horizontal espalier, one of my adopted cats, a beautiful orchid, some johnny-jump-ups, and a new garden sculpture project to figure out how to make.
All this beauty worked up a powerful hunger in us so we went and got lunch. Followed by dessert. We could not decide between the cranberry oatmeal cookie and the nut bar so we did the smart thing and got both. A very wise choice.
If you find yourself around 18th and Baltimore you will need to check out Mildred's Coffeehouse... and everything else in the neighborhood. On my way home I bought pansies and put them in pots on the front porch. I couldn't stop myself after seeing these.
City excursions are the best. Especially with a good friend. I hope you have one planned soon.