on the road
Alright, knitters, step right this way. We've picked an unbelievably gorgeous day for our visit to La Jolla. It's clear and sunny, and though it's a bit cool in the morning, the temperature will be up to 80 by this afternoon! Hope you brought your sunglasses... and some comfortable shoes. I decided to park the magic bus and limit our visit to a walkable area. The scenery and window-shopping will be well worth any tired feet.
We'll start the day with brunch at Pannikin's Brockton Villa, an historic house turned restaurant, overlooking La Jolla Cove. If you look here, you can check out the "virtual cove scene". The Pannikin's white porch is visible on the far left.
I'll have the Greek Steamers with the fabulous Bread & Cie bread and coffee. We'll sit on the front veranda where we can see the pelicans and cormorants and hear the waves crash as we knit. Given the nature of our visit, we've got the spot to ourselves so we're free to linger with our coffees and projects.
When we're ready to move on we're off to The La Jolla Fiber Arts Gallery. They don't have any knitted items showcased right now, but the colors, textures and designs of the works displayed are sure to inspire us... Or at least give us that 'for $300, I could do better myself' sense of smugness.
From there we'll wander through the village over to Knitting in La Jolla. No web presence yet, but owner, Suzanne Pineau, says it's in the works. The store in medium sized and located upstairs in a complex of shops. It's cozy and a bit crowded, but not in an overwhelming way. Like the neighborhood, the yarns are upscale here. Draped skeins of Colinette greet you at the door and inside you'll find lots of sumptuous yarns to tempt your fingers and pull at your pocketbook. She carries many gourmet yarns as well as some of the old standbys. There's a reasonable collection of books and a large variety of interesting buttons. It's hard to walk away empty handed!
New purchases tucked under our arms, we'll amble over to The Museum of Contemporary Art. We'll sit out in the scupture garden overlooking the ocean while we admire everyone's latest yarn selections and work a while on our projects. Some will be interested in seeing the galleries, though the windows often offer the most aweing views. Others might like to spend some time walking on the beach or checking out galleries, rug stores and shops along Girard and Prospect Streets. So the afternoon can be spent as you wish -- just be sure to work up an appetite!
As the day draws to an end we'll order some delicious fish tacos (the San Diego treat) from Wahoo's and eat them al fresco as the sun sinks into the Pacific.
A beautiful end to a beautiful day. Pass me the salsa... and another napkin!
Next stop, we're moving up the coast for a visit with Larry.