Monday, April 14, 2008

Tacos and Yarn!

On Saturday afternoon Mary Jo and I met up with the Eastside Goils to celebrate Madgik's b-day. It was a Santa Monica day. Even near the beach, we were exposed to 90 degree weather! Yikes! Too hot for April.
Lunch at Gilbert's El Indio was good. The waiters are a riot...they aim to please and entertain. After lunch and b-day gifties we carpooled over to Artesanias Oaxaquenas to check out the oilcloth totes and other art objects.
It was a quick drive west on Pico to Yarns Unlimited. Madge was extremely pleased with their huge selection of Cascade 220 in tons of colors. The owner of the shop, Martin was very acommodating and gave us 10% off on our purchases.
Next stop, Wild Fiber, to view the "wall of Koigu." They do have an amazing selection. Also, the sale room in back is legendary. I managed to pick up 10 skeins of Di.Ve' in a brown and amber tweedy colorway for half-price. We stayed at WF for awhile. It's a great place to just hang out and commune with the yarn.
It was a wonderful b-day celebration for ALL of us! Thanks Madge, for getting us all together and Happy B-Day again!
Gilbert's El Indio Mexican Restaurant, 2526 Pico Blvd., SM, 310/450-8057
Artesanias Oaxaquenas, 2919 Pico Blvd., SM, 310/829-5020
Yarns Unlimited, 828 Pico Blvd., SM, 310/395-3880
Wild Fiber, 1453 14th St., SM, 310/458-2748

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At 12:19 PM PDT, Blogger mehitabel said...

Great pics, Ellen! And thanks to you for scouting out the restaurant for us--the food was good and the waiters were a hoot! We'll have to plan another gathering soon--it's too much fun when we all get together! (PS, thanks for helping me hide the bruises--the world isn't ready for a battered mehitabel!)

At 12:55 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great day - I'm definitely going to check some of those places out. Did you go to the WeHo S&B? I ended up passing on that and heading out of the city in search of cooler temps - a good choice :)

At 4:13 PM PDT, Blogger Patty said...

Thanks Ellen for organizing such a fun day and being a great host. Us Eastside goils really appreciated it!

At 4:16 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Oaxacan art place looks fantastic. I must go there. Thanks so much for posting about it!


At 4:19 PM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Oh sure.....all you GOILS are welcome. I love going on field trips with my yarny friends!

At 5:28 PM PDT, Blogger jillian said...

Your are truly the LA hostess with the mostess!

Great slide show!

At 1:18 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

You had Mexican food on a day THAT hot?! You crazy!!! But it looks like you managed to have fun.

I managed to make it home from SnB (withOUT getting into fist-a-cuffs with some obnoxious tourists!) and permanently affixed my buttocks to the couch. It was too hot for much else.


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