Yes, the Wallaby is two different colors. Sigh. But is this not a design opportunity? I say yes. Stay tuned. But I promise not to post any more photos of this most unphotogenic sweater until there is something interesting to see.
But lets not talk about questionable projects, which, although they are made well and fit well, fall somewhat short of the mark. Let's talk about candy.
Chocolate is OK, but to my mind candy nirvana is sweet and HOT. After all, I'm the lady with the bag of Atomic Fireballs in my desk drawer... and in my car, and in my sewing kit.
On Sunday I spent the afternoon in Brookfield exploring some new shops, including World Market. On the whole, it's a poor man's Pier 1, but it had some interesting things. I saw that they had an international food area, and my first thought was Frootsy Fruit Cheese, the fabulous gummy candy they made in St. Lucia. Frootsy came in several flavors but the best was the ginger. I've never had anything quite like it. Of course it's all but impossible to find in the US, and World Market didn't have it.
But what they did have was Australian ginger candy called Gingerbons. Fantastic! Still, any shopping trip that scores ginger candy is a success, in my mind. It nicely sparked up the 40 minute drive hom.
The Gingerbons are very similar to the great chewy ginger candy I buy regularly at the Asian grocery. I think the Asian one, made in Indonesia, is a bit more molasses-y, but both get high marks from me. And now that Ginger Altoids are universally available, the world is looking fine indeed.
Trust me to drive 35 miles to shop and be most excited over a $2 bag of candy. Some of us never quite grow up.
In other fiber news, I've started swatching for another lace shawl. This one is from the book Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. More details to come.