Monday, January 28, 2008
How was your weekend? I had a great one! *Warning: picture heavy*
Ended up in Greensboro to have some surprise "baby fun" lunch with a few of the N.C. Ebony Elite women! We meet up back in October and had such a fab time that we wanted to do it again, especially when we discovered that Debora was expecting a baby (thought it was me huh? Haha)!
Toni came up with the great idea that we could all knit up squares for her and make a baby blanket!
So we came together again under the 'guise' of having a "get together" lunch :o)
And you know we went right back to the fabulous Ganache restaurant!! That meant we ate GAWD again!
I had the shrimp & grits sans the pork (the menu was awesome with vegi lasagna, crawfish & shrimp gumbo, chicken tempura salad etc.)and dessert was a white chocolate raspberry cake (decided to be a tad different) that I had to take 'to go' b/c I was F-U-L-L
with the wonderful toppings. This reminded me of the Danish layered cakes from back home in WI. On the way out I could not resist getting their Coconut Macaroon bagged up!
This cookie was DIVINE!!!! I actually liked it better than the cake! ;op
After we ate ourselves almost into a coma! LOL We presented Debora with the blanket
and she was pleasantly surprised
it was neat seeing all of our squares come together to make a nice warm blanket for her baby boy who will be here very soon.
So after our 'Baby Fun' you know we had to have some Yarn Fun! :oD
We went back to Yarns, Etc. which is right down the street from Ganache! This is also where Spinners Ridge is located just right in the back of the store. They have all kinds of roving, wheels, and looms there, look!
I was all set to get some Manos del Uruguay that I had eyed last time I was there, but they didn't have any in the shop....darn!
Here are the ladies in front of Yarns, Etc.
And the shop's display was all decorated for Valentine's coming up!
Next stop was to This and That which from my understanding the majority of the crafters in the area call their fav LYS.
This shop carries a variety of yarns, but also other items such as purses, jewelry, and candles (hence why they are called 'This and That ;op).Look Nik! Your hat! (and I liked that wrap - of course they didn't have anymore of that Twinkle yarn in that bright red! Ugh!)
But my mind was still set on getting my red Manos yarn! Which they didn't have there either :0( Well at least they carried it and had lots of various Malabrigo! Which made me happy but weren't in the colors I wanted!
They had this interesting Cherry Tree Hill 'Loopy Mohair'
I so don't like mohair! Haha! But that intrigued me ;op
While the other ladies did a lot of shopping
I finally found "something" to buy, since my money was burning a hole in my pocket! Haha! (I actually ended up spending more money in H.obby L.obby that night when I got home! Go figure!)
The Diva candle! :oD How fitting! And it smells really good! It has a rich aroma of chocolate and amber, which ended up being a good match for me since I love ambers and sandlewoods, not to mention chocolate scents!
BUT it reminded me why I do not like to burn candles....sigh all the freakin' smoke/fumes from the wick while burning and blowing it out...you see that black bulb on the end there? Ugh!
The irony is that when I first visited this LYS back in October it turned me off with all of those various knick knacks. I just wanted to get yarn without all the extras! Now look what I ended up walking out with....a knick knack! ;op Haha!