Delicious, delightful diversions...
255 Village Pkwy Suite 240A
Marietta, Ga 30067
255 Village Parkway N.E.
Marietta, GA 30067
Owner Pat Capistrant is a bundle of energy as warm as her store. “I wanted customers to come in and feel welcome,” Pat explains. “I try to keep customers at the right skill level so that they’re challenged but not frustrated.”
I found her stock to be deep and inventive, just begging to be explored. It was a nice touch to see the patterns stocked right by the samples so customers can access it quickly. The rich selection of knitting bags had me drooling, too.
Normally I don’t go for the crochet projects, but I loved the cheery colors and big, bold design of this baby blanket. You could whip it up in pastels of your choice--it’s a highly adaptable pattern, but I really think the bright colors make this a stand-out. Janet Brani of One Loop Shy designs is the genius behind this pattern.
Julie Hoover’s classic design makes the most of Habu Textiles’ A-1 Tsumugi Silk. The drape of this takes it beyond simple, but still lets the lines of the design do the talking without unnecessary frills.
Eve’s Rib Sweater
This stunning design by Carol Sunday takes Cascade Pure Alpaca and turns it to pure pizazz. The collar detail is delicious! I like that it creates a warm sweater that still looks delicate and artful. You’d want to make this in a lighter color to show off the stitch-work.
Our knit-along from Lovin’ Knit is
The Mapes Shawl
Atlanta designer Barbara Benson creates a “keep going until you’re done” pattern that is highly adaptable and works with a variety of skill levels. I like that the written pattern offers a handy sidebar with places to check off your rows. I’ll be knitting this up with Shalimar’s hand-dyed “Breathless,” but any yarn could serve here.
1311 Johnson Ferry Rd #504
Marietta, GA 30068
The enormous, inventive wine list complements serious locally sourced cuisine. A focus on fresh seafood gets accented by their signature side dish, caramelized brussels sprouts and cauliflower in thai basil sauce. Me, I went straight for the bliss with a heavenly chocolate and peanut butter parfait with banana ice cream and peanut brittle--one of the best sweets I’ve had this year.