Steven Be's store, so I asked if it would be cool to meet there. Leslie doesn't knit very much, but she accommodated my request. Obviously, I got distracted:
MadelineTosh in the colorway Dead Sexy, and on the right is an amazing, sparkly yarn by Three Irish Girls in the colorway Trust Me, I'm The Doctor. They had almost an entire merch island devoted to Doctor Who. My kind of store!
Loopy Mango yarn, and I kid you not, just lying around. Even Leslie was impressed! Or at least I asked her to look impressed, and she complied!
Modern Times, which had such delicious food (and a friend I had nearly ignored for several minutes while I was fawning over yarn) that I did not take any pictures. Then we headed to Electric Fetus Records, which had a very impressive selection. Doug found a record by the De Zurik Sisters, and we had to buy it. They grew up on a farm in Minnesota and developed the most uncanny yodeling-in-harmony we've ever heard:
- It's as pretty as New England this time of year. That means super pretty.
- People stun you with their niceness, kind of like in the South. Apparently this is called Minnesota Nice.
- There are Meat Raffles. At bars, probably on game nights, you can enter a Meat Raffle and come home with meat.
- This is Choir Country. I love choirs.
- In the wintertime, people leave parkas and sleeping bags in parks so the homeless can try to keep warm. This warms the cockles of my heart.
- A Prairie Home Companion.
- The Walker Museum of Modern Art is impressive, but unpretentious. There's a big spoon and a cherry!
- I am susceptible to Frost Bite.
Also, on our way out, we stopped for breakfast in St. Paul. I had a bacon caramel roll at Swede Hollow: