Friday, December 26, 2008

Eating and shopping.

Great day today. I spent part of the morning checking my email and a few forums. Then showered got dressed so that I could meet my daughter in Greensboro to do a little mother daughter bonding. While I waited for her to get to Greensboro from Durham I paid a visit to Gate City Yarns located at 231 S Elm St, Greensboro. It was my first time in the shop since the remodel and reopening, Yarn Etc was the former owners of the shop. It is now owned by Carl Beeson and Tina Feir. I signed up for their newsletter and I've already received a newsletter it was in my email when I got home today, they have great yarn and the place looks great inside. I brought 3 skeins of yarn Duo in a very pretty variegated blue it is an acrylic but it does not feel like acrylic, also one of my favorites Lambs Pride Bulky in a very pretty Cranberry Swirl. I already have a project in mine for the Lambs Pride. I meet my daughter at Ganache located at 403 N Elm St, Greensboro. When you walk through the doors the very first thing you see is the most beautiful cakes and cheesecake I have every seen. The staff was very friendly the service was excellent and the food was just so, so good. My daughter and I both ordered the Shrimp and grits and all I can say is wow I have never had grits for anything but breakfast never with shrimp served as an entree, I also tried a bowl of she crab soup it was great too! My daughter had a slice of Red Velvet Cake she said it was very good. We are both ready to go back again. Then We went to Stitch Point located at 1614-C West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro brought more yarn Plymouth Yarn Galway 6 skeins 3 pink and 3 green to knit a scarf and hat for my daughter in her sorority colors. If you are a Noro lover Stitch Point is the place to go, I need to make another trip I hope in February My plan is to buy Noro lots of Noro. Then to add to shopping I should not have done I went to borders pick up the latest One - Skein Wonders book 101 Small Indulgences Luxury Yarn One - Skein Wonders. I spent sometime last night working on a plain garter stitch scarf to go along with the reading of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens it is next months book discussion on a group through Ravelry. The yarn is Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen's Wool color Nature's Brown 100% pure virgin wool. I plan to add fringe. In all the Christmas Carol movies I love to watch every year most of the scarves have fringe. The last inflatable in the yard Snoopy on top of his dog house. Happy crafting.


Sheila said...

Happy Holidays. You definitely had a great time and envy the yarn purchases you made. I keep hearing a lot of good things about grits & shrimp.

Ria said...

Sounds like you had a great day yesterday! I LOVE shrimp and grits, everytime we are in Charleston, I have to get that. Yum!