my mom and dad drove up for the weekend, which was marked by hurricanish weather on saturday and then a perfectly beautiful sunny cool maine late summer day on sunday. we met miss gliss at arabica on saturday afternoon to bid her adieu before she heads off to lille, france for a year.
my parents treated us to delicious pizzas at bonobo saturday night. below, boo tried on bean's new ira glasses*:
bean and boo both had very tiny crème brûlées for dessert, and i am now officially inspired to buy myself a little kitchen blowtorch.
we went for a lovely long eastern prom walk on sunday and had iced coffee from bard (i am now holding all iced coffee to the 1369 standard, and bard's didn't quite make the grade, though it wasn't bad). some time over the course of the weekend, bean finished her owl sweater.
she doesn't get her knitting ability from her mother. this is a gorgeous cabled sweater (the first sweater she's attempted) in a soft undyed wool. she will be completely finished when she sews tiny buttons on to be the owls' eyes.
*that's my name for them, anyway. i think anyone who wears them looks a bit like ira glass.