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June 25, 2007

An Excellent Egg Sandwich

Two years ago -- after dropping nona-son-the-oldest off for his freshman year at USC -- I parked in the southern most Santa Monica beach lot and meandered my way down the promenade to Venice Beach.  A hole in the wall corner deli boasted in thick dark letters of its excellent egg sandwich.  Intrigued -- but not convinced -- I took the bait and ordered one.  The owner, an old opinionated guy, was not mistaken when he scrawled his boast -- it was indeed an excellent egg sandwich.

That sandwich stuck with me and on subsequent trips to L.A. I was ever at the ready to recreate that perfect moment.  During last week's trip the time was right, but the hole in the wall corner deli was gone with renovation in full swing for a sleek and modern bistro to fill its place.  Do I despair at the thought of never again or do I rejoice in the memory of excellence and laugh at my folly of attempting to recreate a perfect moment?  We all know by now, faithful reader, that I'll go for rejoicing and laughter over despair any day.

OK, enough about excellent egg sandwiches -- on to yarn!  While in Santa Monica I visited WildFiber, a shop previously owned by Mel Clark of the Knit 2 Together fame.  I was disappointed to hear that Mel had sold the shop, as I would have loved to have met her -- alas and alack.  The shop has a large selection and an excellent layout.  It was very quiet the afternoon I went in, so it was hard to get the vibe of the place.   I bought 4 skeins of Louet's Euroflax Linen to knit the Kilt Skirt from Knit 2 Together and these yummy colors of Koigu for a pair of anklet Sidewinders with contrasting cuff.   

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Two at the same school? How handy! P.S. the new yarn is purty.

Posted by: Mary K. IN Rockport | Jun 25, 2007 10:35:24 AM

Wildfibre has a fab selection of koigu. Wish I'd known about the excellent egg sandwich place . . . . (Us locals are sooo out of touch!)

Posted by: Gina Black | Jun 25, 2007 10:40:51 AM

It's a great store, I agree. Mel is a great person. Hopefully the store will be able to maintain the feel (and yarn) that she started.

Posted by: Jocelyn | Jun 25, 2007 1:22:45 PM

I had the same experience a few years back in my home town. not egg sandwich but a favourite food. also lost to development. personally I indulge in both feelings-rejoice the past and despair the loss- just to be safe...

the Louet's Euroflax Linen is very pleasant to work with when its hot.

Posted by: hPNY Knits | Jun 25, 2007 1:24:42 PM

Yummy yarn instead of a yummy sandwich, good enough for me too.

Posted by: Rachel | Jun 25, 2007 1:56:22 PM

Love the colors. They remind me of the candy store in the small town where my family lives in northern Michigan. The glass jars filled with jawbreakers are exactly those pretty shades.


Posted by: Susan P | Jun 25, 2007 5:28:49 PM

A gas station cafe in Edson (west of Edmonton, Alberta) used to make the world's best hamburgers. Meat, all the trimmings (bacon, good cheese) topped with a perfectly fried egg and served with good chips. Lunch was part of the holiday ritual until the year we found it had been converted into a 'Voyageur' by Esso, the new owners. Gah. Horrible chili.

Posted by: sarah | Jun 26, 2007 1:29:05 AM

Beautiful colors! And thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm excited to see your finished Josephine top!

Posted by: Gena | Jun 26, 2007 6:05:42 AM

Lovely yarn! Glad you are having a great trip.

Posted by: Asaknitter | Jun 26, 2007 12:57:38 PM

i didn't know that she sold the store?!
it is a nice layout thought isn't it?!
and the socks turned out yummy with the koigu yarn! yummmm...
glad to hear you had a good trip! hope the nona-son-eldest is still doing well! :o)

Posted by: kelpkim | Jun 28, 2007 12:48:06 PM

This week, I retrieved some Euroflax linen which has languished in my stash for years. I purchased it from Louet, when they first imported it into Canada. Although I understand that it provides beautiful drape, and softens with washing, it feels like knitting with garden twine. Would this be because I have an early version of this yarn? Have Louet improved the texture during the years?

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