Holly day
Monday September 16th 2013, 11:01 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends,Knit

Holly got to see the Chihuly Garden! Sculptures of handblown glass. There’s a local Chihuly piece I have yet to go see, but I need to.

And then today she landed in San Francisco, took the train down, and spent the afternoon with me. Not often you get to see a friend who lives on a different continent.

Knowing she likes to knit hats and that she’d said something about not having a lot of yarn with her on her trip, not wanting to weigh down her luggage but wanting to offer something, I brought her a skein of Malabrigo Rios in Ravelry Red (thank you Kathryn at Cottage Yarns) and it exactly matched her shirt–and of course it had that legendary Malabrigo softness. She loved it.

Then she pulled out a red fabric bag. Ohmygoodness. The peach, the gold, the two of purple variegated–those are all silks! And six skeins of Zauberball sock wool from the factory outlet there in Germany.  Wow wow wow. Karbonz double points to knit socks with. Thank you doesn’t begin to say it.

We commandeered a table at the new restaurant Tava for over three hours, and they assured us we were fine. I was glad to see a good stream of customers coming in and out; nice people and good food and one of those rare days that you get to remember and treasure forever.

I wish Tava every success, and to that end, my family and I will be back.

Safe travels, Holly, and my best to you and your family.

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Wow is an understatement! What a nice friend! And regarding Chihuly…I love his designs! A friend of mine was visiting Washington State oh so long ago and brought home a “little souvenir” from her trip. She set the inexpensive glass objet d’art on a shelf and forgot about it until it was time to be dusted. Years later someone mentioned to her that she should have it appraised because it looked familiar. You guessed it! It was one of Dale’s originals before he lost his eye and is now insured for quite a lot! I think I’ll go check my knick knack shelf. LOL!

Comment by Jody 09.17.13 @ 4:35 am

Help with the Rabbits foot scarf On Row 4, I am finding the numbers do not add to 25. If you CO25 stitches then *k1,ssk,k5,k2tog* end with k1, it doesn’t add up, plus you are descreasing, you d not have any yo’s to make up for the decrease. Am I missing something

Comment by cindy 09.17.13 @ 6:53 am

Have you seen the Chihuly piece at the clinic down the street from me? Or is that the one you refer to?

Comment by Donald Meyer 09.17.13 @ 8:57 am

What a lovely tale of yarn reciprocity…and in all the right colors, too! Friendship and tea and knitting, they just go together. 🙂

Comment by Pam 09.17.13 @ 9:16 am

Tava sounds like my kind of place, and what a fiber feast!

Comment by Channon 09.17.13 @ 10:30 am

The new Chihuly Garden was one of the things we did for our anniversary weekend last month, and we loved it. We’ve seen a lot of his stuff here in his home town of Tacoma, and in Seattle. The Mille Fiori installation which is part of that was first done for the new Tacoma Art Museum several years ago, when it opened. It’s striking.

Comment by Marian 09.17.13 @ 11:16 am

Jealous! I received a lovely box of YarnYenta goodness from Holly today, but would gladly trade it for an afternoon together. So glad you two had a nice visit.

Comment by Ruth 09.18.13 @ 3:38 pm

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