Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mmmm Seattle

My little sis and I just took a 3 day trip down to Seattle - to SHOP! of course :)
We like the good food, so we did wanted to discover the undiscovered: the non-grease, non- massive overflowing plate of American food.
First stop: a great breaky of an omlette (choose how many eggs you want) in old town Bellingham at the Old Town Cafe. Not too hard to find, a couple of one-way streets, and you're there. Check it out if you are just crossing the border.

After shopping til we dropped at Seattle Premium Outlets, we moved on to the must-have of the weekend: Nordstrom's department store restaurant.

Now, most people, when they think of "department store restaurant" they think the lowest of the low joints, with the cheapest coffee and smoke pits in K-Mart as screaming ugly childeren run by.

Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro specifically at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood (Seattle's DT Nordstrom was very limited), had amazing food. Numerous chefs (yes, chefs) prepared the food to each specific order fresh.  I had the Roasted Chicken and Herbed Goat Cheese sandwich with caramelized onions, sundried tomato, juicy chicken, and greens. So freakin' good. We went back on the way back up. About $10 for the sandwich with skinny fries or salad. MMMMMM. My sister swears that the Ham and Swiss grilled sandwich is the best she's ever had.

For dessert, which must be shared, is the Chocolate Paradise Cake. Um, yes. Dense cake, caramel sauce, toffee bits.

Goodness in a slice.

Moving into DT Seattle on Sunday after doing some credit card damage, we hoped onto the Bainbridge Island ferry as a walk-on and visited the Blackbird Bakery for a blueberry lemon scone and a latte - how pretty!

Then of course, my fave stop on the trip, after reading about it on the Jared Flood blog: Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.

I mentioned how I had found out about them, and how we just finished the Jared Flood KAL, and the lady mentioned that he was actually coming in the very next day to do some photo shoots. Um, damn, one day too late. I could have been a knitting designer crazy fan. But I'm not. So I left with some beautiful things:

1) Two skeins each of Madeleinetosh Sock in Raven and Dahlia:

2) The coveted Little Red in the City, just in time for the Ysolda KAL. As I'm starting my first adult sweater, I really need the tips in here.

Very excited to cast on (hopefully) tomorrow.

After traipsing around Pioneer Square in DT Seattle (where practically everything is closed on Sundays), we randomly came across this massive yarn bombing in the actual Pioneer Square. So cool! Lots and lots and lots of knitting.

We shopped until we dropped, and so I didn't get much knitting time in until the car ride home. And then, I finished the Clapotis!!!! With only a tiny tiny ball left of the Cezanne:


She has been cast off and is blocking! Yes! Finally! The never-ending project has been conquered.

Blocked, it is 93 inches long, but 23.5" wide. Not too shabby.

2 of 2 Urban Yarn KALs complete!

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