F is for...
The Ferry Building
I took BART (commuter train) into to San Francisco to meet some lovely friends for lunch today and arrived early so I could walk around downtown.
This is my photo of the San Francisco Ferry Building which was once, uh, a ferry building and now houses some wonderful shops, markets and restaurants.
On the way out, I stopped off at an amazing yarn shop called Artfibers . This shop is where I first learned to knit so it's hallowed ground for me. Artfibers sells exquisite yarns spun in their own nearby mill (no name brands) and is a great place to just hang out. They'll let you sit in their "yarn tasting" lounge and knit up any of the yarns they sell before you buy.
By the way--we had a minor earthquake in the hood yesterday. It's been said that animals can predict earthquakes and I want you to know, just seconds before it happened, my kitties were no exception. Here's Mika's lightening quick reaction:
I picked up a hank of their pink Celtic 100% extrafine merino wool for a friend who has requested a pink scarf. This yarns is super thick and oh-so-very very soft (knits up on size 17's) .
Oh, and someone needs to tell those cats to clean the windows.