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Dana had a class in Norfolk on Saturday, so we dropped off Hagen at doggy daycare and headed down Friday. If you're ever in Norfolk, and you're a foodie, go to Bobbywood. This was our second meal there, and FABULOUS. We started with little "spoons" of appetizers -- mashed potatoes and blue cheese, wild mushroom risotto, cream cheese and leek polenta, and crab mac & cheese. Soup was a roasted red pepper with crab meat, and then Dana had foie gras and I had a YUMMEH goat cheese tart thingy. No idea what he had for dinner, except that it was fab (I was a little cacked by that point), and I had filet mignon with mashed potatoes and cippolini onions. His dessert was chocolate lava cake with pistachio ice cream and chocolate jelly, and I had lemon chess pie with raspberry sorbet and perfectly marvelous raspberries.

Saturday he headed off to class, and I amused myself at the hotel until checkout, and then drove to Virginia Beach to Ewe Knits Kits & Yarn. I tried to look their ratings up on KnitMap, but my Treo wouldn't show me anything and Dana's iPhone would only give us a 5 mile radius. What a lovely store!! They've got about double the stock of my LYS, with only a little overlap, so there was MUCH shopping to be had. They'd never heard of Malabrigo, so I showed them my scarf, and they showed me Manos a Uruguay, which looks just the same but doesn't feel as nice because it's a completely different fiber content. I ended up with the Magic Loop instruction booklet, three sock patterns, a skein of Austermann in husband-approved colors, a skein of Lorna's Laces worsted for me (one of the sock patterns only called for 1 skein!), and some unbelievably yummy rayon chenille that washes and dries from garter stitch to such velvety depths -- I couldn't pass it up.

Sunday was more knitting, with a short visit to my LYS, and then we had pizza with the rescue team at our house. I finished my Ana bandanna which is totally cyoot, and will cast on some fetchings today.

WHEE!

Date: 2008-01-14 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
Oh YAY for new yarn shops! Woo! And I want pictures of the hat/bandana thing, please. YAY for FOs!

Date: 2008-01-14 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
I toldja. They're like Potato Chips--beware! Are you brave enough to try it without the cable needle? G'on. It's cake.

I think my thumbnail has grown enough I might be able to get back to mine...hm.

Date: 2008-01-14 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
Oh, and I want a phone with internet access, so I can get to Ravelry...and see the things in my queue, with their stats. While standing in the yarn shop, with yarn in hand, and no idea how much that Shifting Sands scarf takes. Gah!

I completely understand. *grin*

Date: 2008-01-15 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilostonjeopardy.livejournal.com
Malabrigo is sooooo much nicer to the touch than Manos. I have used both. I have mixed the two for stripes.

BTW, do you have a Ravelry?

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