Smoky Mountain Colors

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Knitting, Shopping & Tennessee

If you ever have a chance to experience the Gatlinburg/Sevierville, TN. area, do so. You will be able to find something for the whole family there. One of the reasons (other than my mom lives there) that I like going is because of all the spinners. The artist area of Gatlinburg is really something else.

This trip though I didn't come home with any "one of a kind" yarn, but I did come home with yarn. Mom took us to a store called "Tuesday Morning." And there to my surprise was 3 skeins of Polar Spun and 3 skeins of Cotton Ease (in Banana Cream) both by Lion Brand Yarns. I got all 6 skeins for 9.99. While up there I got the Saxon Braid scarf started. My son who is VERY low key, got so excited about this scarf, that he is telling everyone that it's his. Right now I've done 6 pattern repeats. Here is a glimpse of it from a few days ago.


Mom surprised me with an appointment with a WONDERFUL Hair Stylist who just moved to Gatlinburg from LA. The salon is called "Hair We Are In The Glades Of Gatlinburg." The Glades, is the area of the artists and creative people. Anyway, my Christmas present from Mom was a new hair cut. I've been over do for awhile now and so it was time for a change. Here is a picture of the "after" me. I love the cut, it is so easy to take care of. Wash, add product, scrunch and I'm done.


Now in the past I have talked about how different my kids are. (one loves the camera, the other hates it). Well we have never really gone and gotten the "family portrait" or anything like that so the following photo is what we have now labeled our Family Portrait. The story behind it goes like this. Mom wanted to take us to the newly opened Bass Pro Shop. Several reasons, my cousin works there, they have a Starbucks and a huge knife selection. (GT collects knives). So we went. Mom, being Mom, decided not to tell us that the place is covered in taxidermy animals. Hell they had an 8 foot Christmas tree decorated in taxidermy birds. Anyway, if we had known we would have left Sara in the car or at home. She looked at the floor the whole time we were there, except when we were at Starbucks. I just never looked hard enough at them. GT, as usual didn't want his picture taken at all, so here is the picture. Sara is crying because of what she is standing next to and GT is irritated because he had to cave to his grandma. (this was the day before my haircut)


Now one more photo. Friday, on the way back from Gatlinburg, we noticed it was getting late and so we decided to stop somewhere to eat dinner. We decided on stopping at an all you can eat Catfish restaurant and though the food was fantastic, it was really because of this.


(they dress him up for Christmas, no shit, it's the Santa Catfish)ROFL

7 comments:

PlumpKnitter said...

OMG I am laughing my ass off here over the catfish santa.. how funny.. i have to show my Uncle he is the fisherman of the family.. HILARIOUS!

Noeysmommy said...

Love your new haircut! and your "family portrait" is great!!

Dood said...

cool cut!!!
glad to see my teens weren't the only ones camera shy...

Knit Diva said...

Awww... Your hair cut looks GREAT!!! I have been wanting to do that scarf..hehe I just need to learn how to cable...LOL I know it can't be hard but I usually self teach myself and I haven't had a chance to look an illustration over..

Love the pic of you and your children... I am always getting my pic taken when I am scowling at someone...LOL

The Catfish is a HOOT!!!! ROFL

Cheryl said...

I love Gatlinburg. Did you get to the aquarium? We loved it.. Of course we were there when it was 102 degrees, not in the winter....

Diana said...

I love the new do! Doesn't it make you feel great to do something different to your hair?!

Donni said...

That new hair-do looks great! I'm wondering what Catfish actually tastes like (fish no doubt!)