For a designer it’s incredibly exciting to see one of your own designs knit by someone else. There are several test knitters currently working on the Sangiovese Stole. Maria of the Knackful Knitter blog was the first test knitter to finish her stole and graciously mailed her finished Sangiovese to us for photography. Maria used the Lost City Silk yarn in colorway Wild Violet.
When the tube arrived I was quite impressed with how Maria had packaged the blocked stole. She used blue painters tape to adhere the delicate silk stitches to brown paper. Maria’s very clever.
Chris and I both thought the Sangiovese in Silk deserved a special model and setting.
We knew just the right place and the model we wanted. The Canebrake is a beautiful resort that just happens to be fourteen miles from our rural farm. Dining experiences in a lakeside area usually ranges from pizza to bar-b-que in Oklahoma. The Canebrake is one of the premier resorts in our state and most likely in our region. Their culinary excellence brings people from across the area to eat in the elegant dining room or enclosed patio. The menu changes with the seasons and showcases special dishes, often incorporating local ingredients. The owners, Sam and Lisa, are two kind and talented people who work very hard at creating a positive and environmentally friendly resort. Lisa is the force behind The Yoga Barn at The Canebrake and Sam is an amazing chef. If you’re in the Tulsa area and want a great meal – The Canebrake is about as good as it gets. (My current menu favorite is the Wild Mushroom and Onion Tart.) It’s worth the drive from most anywhere.
Today we arranged to meet Lisa between yoga classes and her management responsibilities at The Canebrake. When we arrived the dining staff was busy setting up for the evening. Flowers were placed on every table and glasses sparkled in the afternoon light.