|That's the Feed Store, on the left|
While I was in Ojai last week, I took Lula to a cute little cafe. I decided just to order a muffin. I figured it would only cost a few dollars, and that we could sit outside and enjoy the ambiance. I had packed coffee, salad, nuts, and water. If I got hungry, I planned to eat in the car to save money. We strolled around town, enjoying the shops. Two different women complimented me on the sweater that I was wearing. It is one that I've had for twenty years. It's hand knit, but I didn't make it.
Once in the Ojai Cafe, I peered into the case of pastries and tried to decide between the boysenberry scone and cranberry orange muffin. I chose the muffin. My jaw dropped when the cashier announced, "That will be $4.50." "FOUR FIFTY!" I almost shouted. I restrained myself. I was glad that I hadn't ordered a cup of herb tea to go with it. I rarely eat out, so I am kind of out of touch with restaurant prices. Later on I checked their adjoining restaurant menu, and lunches were very reasonable. You can get an entree for $13.00. The scenery on the patio was lovely.
I thought that these bird houses and the watering can were arranged so artistically.
It must be calming to live so close to the mountains. The sky was clear and blue. I love the old fashioned picket fences. When we return I want to explore the bike path.
Yesterday I finished the blue Carbeth sweater. I have been wearing it all day, and haven't needed to turn on the heat. Icelandic wool is incredibly warm. I feel like a human sheep. The stitches bloomed after soaking the sweater in water. It's so well insulated; the wind does not whip through it. I'm really impressed with the quality of the wool. It's the kind of sweater that will still look new in thirty years. I sent my brother a thank you photo. He gave me the gift card to buy the yarn. Yarn for a knitter is the ultimate Christmas gift, especially when you get to pick out exactly what you want!
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