I wasn't going to go to Art Fibers. Really, I wasn't. But as Greta so sweetly pointed out, resistance is futile. Yesterday afternoon while Russ had a conference call I trotted the few blocks from our hotel off Union Square to the cozy little shop. Kira, the wonderful manager there greeted me cheerfully and as before, gave excellent service. I thought I was looking for a cute little scarf project, so I checked out all the marvelous novelty yarns on their shelves. I finally settled on Baccarat, a handpainted, perforated double binary ribbon. Yum! The colors of Shade 8, Aurora, are to die for! I sat down in a comfy chair with a pair of bamboo needles and a swatching ball and experimented with the ribbon alone and in combination with other yarns. Inspiration! No mere scarf.... this yarn needed something dramatic. A halter top! Knit in the round with a ribbed back and knit in elastic. I'm still working the design out in my mind. Hurray for summer knitting! I also grabbed two balls of Nanook, a very soft, fuzzy blend of nylon and microfiber in sherbet colors for that scarf I've been longing for. Oh and lest I forget! Kira was so sweet to recommend a tattoo artist for my soon to be knitting tattoo. I'm still trying to figure out where to put it....
I got a tad bit of knitting done over the weekend, but most of it was devoted to hanging out with my sweetheart. We shopped for work clothes for him (Armani!) and fun stuff like CDs and DVDs. And we ate like royalty. Last night we went to Gary Danko the exclusive San Francisco restaurant rated at the top of Zagat's list. It even beat French Laundry! For the complete review, check out my other blog.
Finally caught up with all my blog reading. Amazing how much you miss when you've been gone for a few days. I had grand plans for finishing the second repeat of Lillerosa tonight (I worked on her a bit on the train down from San Francisco this morning and waiting for Kaelyn's school play to begin), but I read 6 chapters of "I Want a Pony" to Kaelyn instead and then "The Giving Tree" and several others to Karin. After over an hour of bloghopping, I think I'm tuckered enough to turn in. Hopefully tomorrow progress will be made on Flying Birds and Lillerosa.