Naturally, I did not get any pictures of knitters or of things like Angela’s Green Potion (mint and spinach lemonade, y’all, trust me it looks and sounds ghoulish but it tastes divine) or the most excellent tacos I have eaten in a long time (OMGcochinitapibil to die for, but don’t worry, this isn’t a Robert Rodriguez movie!) bar none. The food was really really well prepared and delicious. I took #2 Teenager home Chata’s Sandwich (roast beef and apple/tomatillo salsa OM NOM NOM) and she gave it two thumbs up. I was too busy knitting and yakking to remember I wanted to get pictures, darnit. I wish I had. Still, a good time was had by all. It’s a really great space inside, spacious and comfortable, brightly painted and nicely decorated.
This is such a fun group. I saw a couple of familiar faces from the WeHo Stitch n Bitch and also some new faces, which was cool. I like widening my circle of friendly knitters! It’s not very big, sometimes only a couple of people show up and sometimes more. I really hope it takes off and keeps going at this location. The Homegirl Cafe is a really cool place, with a great intention behind it. I like the idea behind the whole Homeboy Industries venture. This is a really shitty time economically as we all know. It would suck if this business didn’t do well. Recession, inflation, depression, whatever, bottom line is, it’s tough to keep a business going right now. So damn skippy, you know? I’m there.
Plus, ya know, it’s a really convenient time and location for me! Right across Alameda from the Chinatown Gold Line station.
I worked on Juno for a bit. I’m out of the lace and into the long boring stockinette columns part, so it is the perfect knitting in a group project.
She is coming along rather nicely. I’m transitioning into the second ball/colorway and really loving how she looks. Can’t wait to see how the next color shift transitions.
Tomorrow is back down to Downtown, with a stop at Philippe French Dip for lunch, a stroll around Olveras Street and maybe Chinatown, and some architectural photo ops. Should be fun! Hopefully we’ll be able to dash between the raindrops and take it all in!