Apr 16, 2007

Return of the Prodigal Knitter

This is a longish post, if you want a summed up version, my buddy Joel supplied one for you:
I knitted and stuff and then i talked to the most wonderful guy who ever lived on yahoo IM and i can't wait to meet him in person so i can ravish his body if he wants me to or not

Just kidding. :P

Okay, so I was here yesterday. Mostly I was just...unwinding. The trip was fantastic. Too bad I have no pictures from it though. Well, I had a few on the digital camera, but it apparently no longer works! *sniffle* Kristi is supposed to send me some pictures that we took with her camera. Awesome. I'll post those then.

The Moorpark

When we got there we took a nap, then went to Japantown in San Jose soMmm Ravioli Justin could get some sushi. Then jet lag took us back to the hotel and bed. Wednesday we went to the Flea Market, the Great Mall and then to Saratoga. We meant to go to Hakone Gardens but got there a bit late. Instead we ate dinner at this cute little Italian deli, it had the best hondmade ravioli. There was also this Irish pub called The Bank, but I wasn't impressed. Then again, it was only like...6 o'clock.

Thursday it was back to Saratoga to stroll around and look through the shops, and to Hakone Gardens. We went back to Lupretta's for lunch, Yummy Saratogaand on our way to Saratoga Chocolates (a gourmet chocolate shop that was gorgeous), what did I stumble upon?! A knitting shop! Mr. Shad was bemused to say the least. He actually was very obliging and sat in the shop the whole time I shopped. And allowed me to spend a slightly ridiculous amount of money. The pictures of my purchases are on my poor dead camera's memory card. If I can I'll see if I can find a way to retrieve the pictures. Anyways, the store was beautiful. Full of high end yarns, at least, in my opinion. There were some affordable yarns too. It didn't matter, it was yarn.knitting arts I tried to hold myself back from the Tilli Thomas and Artyarns. What I could not restrain myself from was the Koigu, I've been wanting to try some out, so I picked up some KPPPM color #1520. It's a bright green. Yum. Now, what to do with it? I'm thinking one of Cookie's patterns...like Flicker or *gulp* the Twisted Flowers sock. Also jumping into my basket were a few balls of RYC Bamboo Soft, Rowan Tapestry, and a ball of Blue Sky Organic Cotton. I also snagged Knitting Without Tears. :) It was very exciting.

Knitting Arts Mosiac

Well...actually Mr. Shad just brought me the pictures. So now I'm going to put up some of those. We'll save Thursday night and Friday for tomorrow's post. I'm not really knitting right now anyways. Just trying to get into the swing of things.

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