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A Good Friday

Wonderful Food
I’m in heaven. I finally went to the City Market today. I had been told by several friends that there was a good vegetarian mideast eatery there, but hadn’t tried it. Well, I went today. It turns out that the woman is from Egypt. Most of this type of food (hummous, mujaddara, grape leaves, falafel, lentil soup and more) in Lansing is Lebanese. I typically refer to this type of food as mideastern cuisine. Yet Egypt is a unique case geographically, because it’s in Northeast Africa plus the Sinai Peninsula and then shares a border with Israel. I didn’t ask her if she considers her food mideastern or if she has another way of describing it.

Whatever it is called, this woman’s food is goooood! I got a roll-up sandwich with eggplant and hummous (very garlicky, a little bit spicy, very good). And she even had green tea! The sandwich was generously sized, and the two items cost $4.50 total. Then she let me taste a stuffed grape leaf which was also very nice. Yum! I’ll be back for sure.

Wool Show Tomorrow
Today, I’m preparing for the Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool Festival tomorrow, in Romeo MI (there is an admission charge of $6). It’s maybe a half hour east of Flint, quite a bit north of Detroit (map on their website). My friend Deb Harowitz/Scarlet Zebra has a booth on Saturday and Sunday. I’m helping her out all day Saturday.

If anyone wants to buy some of my Seaside cushy-sport yarn, I got back what didn’t sell at the retreat and I’ll be selling it at Mt. Bruce tomorrow. It’s $16 for a skein, approximately 100gm and appx. 225 yd (my palm device broke yesterday, holding the exact measurements, but I think that is right… new Visor on the way). I made a pair of sox, women’s medium, with one skein. After Deb sends me back the yarn that doesn’t sell at Mt. Bruce, it will go up for sale to the internet community.

Other upcoming public events I will have in the near future:

Singing:
Oct 11, (Sat) 6:30-8:30 Abbott Brothers Band at Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Oct 25, (Sat) 6:30-8:30 The Fabulous Heftones at Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Dec 6 (Sat) 6:30 Potluck before Contra Dance (dance till 11) with Fabulous Heftones, at Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster, Lansing

Dancing:
Oct 15 (Wednesday Night) Habibi Dancers’ fundraiser, at 5th element in Grand Ledge. Dinner and dance, call Garnett at 517/483-4233 for details.
Feb 13 (Fri) Shows at 6:30 and 8pm, New Aladdin’s Restaurant, Frandor (me as Eudora with one other dancer)

Knitting Classes:
Nov 14 & 11/21 (Fri) 10am-12, Socknitting, JoAnn Fabrics, Frandor
Nov 23 (Sun) 1:00pm-4ish, Polymer Clay Gift in a Day, JoAnn Fabrics
Nov 5 & 12 (Wed) 10am-12 Basic Knitting, JoAnn Fabrics
Dec 1 (Mon) 6:00-9:00 Easy Textured Stole, JoAnn Fabrics
I actually have lots of knitting classes (Knitting 1, 2 & 3) scheduled at JoAnn, and another polymer class or two, so write me if you are looking for a specific class.

Computer Classes:
I have a whole boatload of classes daytime, weekends and evenings, mostly Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Classes start October 2nd.

The classes go from “How do I click a mouse” to “What are all those features hidden in Word?” to “How do I design an Access database” and a bunch of other fun things like Excel Spreadsheets, Microsoft Publisher or PowerPoint. Call 517/483-4233 (Foster Center) for registration information.

I hope to meet some of you at Mt. Bruce tomorrow! Please be sure to say hi and visit a while at the Scarlet Zebra booth.

4 Responses to “A Good Friday”

  1. Charlotte Says:

    Take care that you don’t get sick again with being outside all day.

  2. Larry Says:

    Good morning, Lynn. I found an article in an old Vogue Knitting about Turkish socks. It’s in the Winter ’98/’99 issue. Maybe you can find it through your library.

    And I’d like to add my own get well wishes and caution that you not let yourself get all run down again. Be careful that you’re not too good for your own good.

  3. LisaB Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    You’re figures are correct for the Seaside Merino Yarn you made. I have my tag, and it says app. 7st/in on Size 2 US Needles. My first sock needs only a heel, but it looks truly fab.

    Stay well,
    Lisa

  4. Joe Says:

    My Grandmother user to make Good Friday Soup. I do not remember the Arabic name. It had a lemon & water base with bulgar and I do not remember the rest of the ingredients or quantities.

    Can you help?

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