Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's been a week!

And we moved! Again! 4th and !final! time this summer. And let me tell you, this move is definitely the best! We could not be happier and I'm bummed that I can't take this neighborhood back to Boston with me. C found a great apartment in the Rockridge section of Oakland (only about 12 blocks from campus and smack dab in the middle of some great eating and shopping!).

I'm sure more pictures will come as I continue to explore the area, but here's a sampling of what we have:

Two doors away from his apartment is a great little restaurant called Noodle Theory, where they serve up all sorts of asian-inspired cuisine. From hot noodle soups to cold noodle salads, this place is wonderful.
Lemongrass Soda!~~

Walking past Noodle Theory is a block full of shops - there's the butcher the baker and the wine maker... plus some great fresh produce and shops full of little goodies.

Keep walking and eventually you find the homemade ice cream at Ici. I sampled their green tea and lime with candied orange rind. yum.

And the cafes. So many great cafes. I've spent quite a bit of time in them since we don't have a connection yet.

And finally, some knitting! I made a little lamb washcloth. It looks ok, but I'm trying to think of some ways to improve the design ~ any ideas you have would be great!

And - I'm wearing Glee today!! I finished this so long ago, yet I haven't sewed the hooks and eyes on yet, so I'm wearing it with safety pins. Going for the grunge knit look.

Now back to work and tonight I'll try out another new yoga place!

4 comments:

the Lady said...

Hello!

I don't know how long you're going to be in Berkeley - looks like you've been moving a lot! But Stash on Solano in Berkeley has a knitting night from 6-9 on Wednesdays. I just moved here myself, and would enjoy meeting some new knitters.
:-)

Anonymous said...

How about some little black ears on the sheep?
I know you aren't necessarily looking for ideas for the sweater but,,,how about a folded ribbon and tiny buttons for closures?
mom

Nicole said...

ears+ribbons + buttons= simply genius!

this is absolutely selfish, but i'm excited for you to come back east!

missin' ya.

AUNT SHEL said...

IF YOU NEED BUTTONS, I HAVE JARS.
CALL ME WHEN YOU GET HOME. YOU COULD USE THEM FOR A LOT OF THINGS.
I AGREE MISSING YOU