Very reasonable breakfast was Friday, thanks to the fact that John has Fridays off and I'm still on break. yippee! For special guest star, Dan, it may still have felt like a VEB... it's all relative. This time we went to Kate's Kitchen, where I had the flanched farney garney (? - I may have gotten that wrong) which was a sandwich of egg and cheese on an onion roll with poppy seeds. Pretty good. Harold said he had the best oatmeal he's had in the city here. We found out the vegetarian gravy is vegan, which is handy information, since I didn't think about it, but breakfast for vegans is tough...
There were many fun things that Emily and I vowed to do, but one of the top ones on the list was going to Hotel Biron to try to find the equivalent of the delicious New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc we had there last year. Here we are, Post Biron, slightly drunk, having newly formed "Wine Club." Yes, folks, another club that involves drinking delicious wines with various delicious food items like cheese or grapes. mmm.
Here we are, without a care in the world, or a test to study for. Robyn and I went on a wine country expedition yesterday. It was gorgeous outside. We ate lunch at Mustard's Grill in Napa, went to Sequoia Vineyard, Grgich, and Pine Ridge. Getting progressively tipsier, we decided we should walk off our drunkenness at the outlet mall where she bought a pair of grey jeans and I bought a preppy shirt, a western shirt and a t-shirt. Hurrah! Then we went home and watched Freaks and Geeks with Harold and ate Thai food. It doesn't get much better than that...
After a full day of knitting, Harold and I went to Millenium to eat with the Johns with a special appearance of John's younger brother, Dan, and his friend, Elena. I finally ate the Mexican corn fungus, huitlacoche, in a masa cake. Delicious! Also especially good- the cornmeal fried oyster mushrooms.
Today Nicole taught me how to increase stitches. It was so exciting. Now I am making the wavy gravy scarf from Stitch and Bitch in green. I had to alter the pattern a bit with Nicole's help, but I am looking forward to the completed scarf... except that it turns my fingers green when I knit with it. hmmm..... now I am fantasizing about knitting a tank top.
Two scarves! The red scarf was my first project, begun in Ohio with Berroca "Pleasure" yarn from the Stitching Post. The green and yellow was supposed to be a Hogwarts Slytherin style scarf, only after I bought the yarn, I realized Slytherin colors are green and white.... oh well.
Alma taught me how to knit in Ohio, and now I can do nothing else. I am constantly in a knitting trance, not eating, not watching TV, not blogging, not reading... unless it's Harry Potter and I've read it before. Nicole came over to help me start on my first hat. It was the third project I started and the first I finished. I love hats! Made with Artfibers bolero. I'm now making another one for Harold with Scottie.