I got to go to Stitch N Bitch LA tonight! Had a fun day at work- got a lot done *and* laughed a lot at Knit Cafe , my favorite kind of day. Beth brought me a rockin' new knitting bag she designed, so of course when I went to SnB I had to transfer my knitting stuff to test it out (A+!!!) - but left my digital camera in my 1st bag, hence, no pictures. I'm a loser. Anyway, off to SnB. I go to the one at the Farmer's Market/The Grove in West Hollywood. The Grove is a mall... with an Anthropologie.... So, after getting dizzy through all the stores, got a yummy dinner at the Farmer's Market and headed upstairs. Found out that Sarah- a lovely SnB'er who always has really beautiful, inspiring things (tonight no exception- a pretty green sleeve) is a fellow South Bay Area native. Her sister works at Knitting Arts, a store in Saratoga that my mother really likes, once again reinforcing my need to visit it the next time I'm at home- which will be Christmas- and Sarah will be there, as well (full circle...?). OK. So she (Sarah) also hipped me to a new place in the City that I can't wait to check out. They are a fabric store with many, many sewing machines/ sergers/ cutting tables/ etc. And they rent time by the hour to use their goodies. Since I have been sewing-machine deprived since my beloved Brother started smoking in college, and too space-deprived since college to invest in a new one, I have literally dreamed of a wonderland like this here in LA... Name of- and link to- this place soon to follow!