I have been meaning to write up this post for about a week. I even started writing about it here. There have been so many things that I wanted to share with you. I do not always get to them in chronological order.
About two weeks ago I traveled to Ra’anana – a small town in the South of Israel. The goal was one of the most interesting yarn shops in Israel – The Gourmet Yarn Shop.
I started out in the morning together with DD #4. We needed to take a bus to Haifa, where I was going to meet up with my friend Toni, who lives on the moshav (agricultural settlement) near Haifa. I happily knit on Tamar’s Long Socks all the way to Haifa. The buses here are very comfortable and DD #4 behaved very well – meaning she was asleep as soon as the bus was off. Here in the North my English does not help me much at all, I mostly rely on my Russian, since there are so many more people here able to speak it or at least figure out what I am saying.
Well a nice Russian lady helped me off the bus and guided me onto another, that was going to Hof HaCarmel – Carmel Beach. She wanted to know why I was going there, since I obviously looked way too religious to sunbathe on the mixed beach. I explained that I was meeting a friend and we were going to drive quite a long way to look at the yarn. She was fascinated by the concept.
I was very nervous about meeting my friend because I have never seen her before. We just “talked” over the Internet. I did not have to worry. We recognized each other immediately. And after a few moments it was obvious we “clicked” right away. We talked and talked on our way to Ra’anana. I was continually distracted by all I could see out of the window of the car. I have never been to the South of Israel before and I keep thinking again and again about how beautiful the land here is.
As my friend parked the car I remembered that I forgot to take my camera with me. Darn! I really wish I did!