Monday, October 15, 2007
This is what the inside looked likeTowards the front of the store was all of the yarn, and they had one of the yarns I covet Manos del Uruguay in my fav colors! What can I make out of this y'all???
I did buy some goodies but it wasn't the Manos yarn.
In the back was the spinning area with lots of wheelsAnd where they also had lots of roving in bins and basketsSo we got a quick crash course of spinning! :o) (I am not remotely interested in doing this, but we all were eager to see it in action!)
Tina showed us how she fuses the wool fibers together
So of course a meet-up is not a meet-up unless there is good food!Ganache is a GREAT restaurant and bakery in Greensboro.
As soon as we walked in we saw this
Are you kidding me!?! We knew immediately that dessert was in our future! LOL We were salivating over it!
Michelle even had to get her quick work out in advance with the increasing anticipation of lunch! :oD She is so crazy! Haha!
Lunch was really good! I got my half sandwich and she crab soup (which we were turned on to trying it with a shot of sherry! It was the bomb!!). The soup was truly divine with fresh crab meat bits too.And Nik had some slammin' shrimp and grits!! I am so getting that the next time I am there.
Y'all know we had dessert! Ridiculous!!!
My Bailey's Caramel Crunch cake was delish!! Of course it was covered in ganache!! :o)We really really really enjoyed our lunch!! Haha! This is the only shot I have with all us in one pic. Even Toni's cute little daughter Lela was there!
We even liked the money tree that was up as art work near our table, and the art piece below reminded me of women "lunching", which was exactly what we were doing!
Great atmosphere and great food! It was GGgggreeeaaaatttttt!! :o)
We had to keep moving and "rolled" ourselves to the next yarn shop LOL!
This shop seemed to cater to stitching.
What is up with selling strands of yarn?? And there was actual yarn in the back.
They did have an entire wall dedicated to Noro so you know I was very pleased to see that! Haha!
But this visit was short and sweet as nothing really jumped out at us. I did see this sock yarn.
Have y'all heard of this before? It reminds me of the other yarn I covet the lovely Malabrigo.
Last stop was the This and That shop, and below is the entrance into the shop where most of the local knitters love to go for their yarn.and as soon as we walked in I discovered why it is called "This and That". They sell candles, jewelry, bags, and other items in the shop other than yarn.
I did grab a couple of balls of yarn to do another quick and easy project! ;o) But stumbled across this yarn
Have you all seen or used this yarn before? I love the mustard color but it is kinda of scratchy.
We really had a wonderful day "yarnsploring" and we can't wait to do it again soon! I am so glad I got to meet you ladies!!