I really meant to blog while on vacation, but I didn't. I also didn't take a whole lot of pictures.
I went to San Antonio with my mom, brother, and 12-year-old niece for Spring Break. I got to see lots of old friends (knitting and not), go to some of my favorite places, eat some of my favorite food, and shop at a "new" yarn store. What could be better?
The first whole day we were there, I got to see "my knitters." I have to say that although I've met lots of nice knitters here in Iowa, I haven't met a group that matches this one!
Hiding behind Mary is Jody.
This is a nice segue, because another thing I did was spend some time with Jody's cat Gracie.
Isn't she cute? She's also a little devil. She's the first real "attack cat" I've ever met. Simon occasionally hisses at someone he doesn't know, but Gracie attacks. If I were a thief breaking into Jody's (very cute) house, Gracie would probably scare me off!
To return to knitting -- I visited the Yarn Barn's new location. It's very cute, and carries some nice yarn.
At the back is two skeins of Shibui sock yarn (colorway 1797 a.k.a. red), in front of that is a skein of J. Knits sock yarn in Palm Springs, and then in front of it all, a skein of Hand Maiden Camelspin in Rose Garden. And off to the side there, in that little striped bag, is a set of Lantern Moon size 1 ebony Sox Stix. (You can never have too many size 1 DPNs!)
I did non-yarn related stuff, too, although I didn't take pictures of it all. A lot of it seemed to involve food! Like -- eating lunch with former co-workers. One day, about 25 people got together at Thai Taste (best Thai food in San Antonio, and sometimes it seems like there's as many Thai restaurants as Tex-Mex in SA), and another day, there were just three of us at a Tex-Mex hole in the wall. Like -- visiting my friend Pat in her gorgeous new house. (I can't believe I didn't take pictures!). Like -- going to Gruene (say "Green"), eating at The Gristmill, and visiting Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.
The whole family went to the King Ranch Museum in Kingsville, then on down to Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, where we ate at another favorite, Snoopy's, right on the water. Then we went on down to the beach, where it was chilly but it was the beach!
Obviously, it was a busy week, but I had a great time. I also kept forgetting that I don't live there anymore!