Yesterday I spent the better part of my day backstage at the Majestic Theater working at the first annual Future Stars concerto competition. This is yet another one of Bob's brilliant ideas for creating insane amounts of work for himself. My job was to open and close the stage door and announce each contestant and their piece to the judges. While they played, I was free to sit and knit. I could have probably finished my second Lola sock and gotten a good start on my second Jitterbug sock, but I decided to start a third sock, a stripy Jaywalker, instead.
This is the yarn I ordered for myself last weekend. It's Vesper sock yarn from Knitterly Things. Knitterly Things has been notifying me of their shop updates for months, but I never get there in time. This yarn sells out within an hour or so of an update, so you really need to be sitting in front of the computer at the exact moment that the shop is updated in order to score this yarn. I felt that I needed to see what all the fuss was about, and I also figured the yarn would arrive just before my birthday, so there. I bought more yarn. Hooray, hooray, I'm 32 today, and I love my new yarn.
There are several things I like about ordering yarn on the internet. The first is PayPal. I love PayPal. They take the money directly out of my bank account and there is no credit card involved, which for me, is a good thing. The other thing that is excellent about the people who tend to peddle yarn via the internet is that they are usually one or two person operations and they want my business. I ordered this yarn on Saturday evening and it was in my mailbox on Wednesday. That's a mere two business days. I love that. In the spirit of ordering things for myself, I also ordered some new sock knitting books from Amazon a week and a half ago, but those, of course, aren't here yet. More on those sometime next week.
Because it's my birthday today, there will probably be some sort of special dining experience this evening. One of the things I miss about Richmond is the abundance of little neighborhood restaurants. In Richmond there are a bunch of cute little places with maybe 10-20 tables, some fancy, some less fancy, but all with really excellent food. As far as I can tell, this sort of place doesn't exist in San Antonio, or if it does, I don't know about it. There are a lot of great restaurants here, but they tend to be big and somewhat fancy. I'm not really so into restaurants where you have to get dressed up and 10 of the 12 entrees are fish or seafood. I'm looking for something more subtle. Do any of you San Antonioians have a favorite delicious restaurant?