A few of us hit Wild Fiber today for Namaste Farms trunk show. Wild Fiber is tres chic and tres rich. It is marketed toward the fabulously wealthy in Santa Monica and one wouldn’t know there is a great recession going on. There are pure indulgent cashmere at $50 per skein and hand spun and hand dyed yarns selling for more than that. And then there is the wall of Koigu (shown in lower left photo below) that temps the most harden knitters on a yarn diet.
I bought some mohair locks from Namaste Farms and the prices ran up so fast it made my head spin. My friends were very patient and waited as I put most of it back, reweighted and reran the cash register. We also met some four-legged friends outside and the baby angora goat is as cute as can be.
After patting ourselves for being good on our fiber diet, we hit the food scene on the west side where the hip, young and trendy congregate. We went back to Tender Greens for more of their fresh organic salad, flavorful sauces, generous portions and great prices. I love the flat iron steak with creamy mash potatoes and nutty baby arugula. I sometimes envy those who live in the west side, just a few blocks away from great restaurants, theater, clubs, and galleries. But I am reminded of the crazy traffic and happily sling back into the mountain and listen to the coyote at night.