NaBloPoMo Day 25: latke success and closing yarn stores

The latkes totally worked. They took a bit longer to hold together in the pan but it was fine. I think that if I were trying to do eggless latkes again I wouldn’t add any water (the potatoes let off plenty of that) and I’d add some cornstarch. I used more than the 1/4 cup of gluten free flour and still felt like I should have added more starch. Most importantly, though, they tasted good. My son’s class also enjoyed the other Hannukah themed activities. Another parent in the class used to be the youth services coordinator at a synagogue so she was able to talk about the holiday from a much more informed place than I usually do. She also read them my copy of The Trees of the Dancing Goats. I generally love Patricia Polacco books and that one is one of my favorites. She writes so wonderfully about cross-cultural friendship and understanding.

In sad news, today, I got an email from Art Fibers saying that not only is their storefront closing but they will also be closing up their dye studio. No more usual and gorgeous yarns! I might have to make a pilgrimage up there to say goodbye. I haven’t bought a lot of yarn from them but I have wanted to. Maybe I should splurge on a jacket’s worth of Brogue. We’ll see if the post-Christmas budget can handle it.


2 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo Day 25: latke success and closing yarn stores

  1. spinnity November 25, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    No, Slippy, nooooo! I thought they were going mail order only. Sigh. Change is bad.

    • Abigail vR November 26, 2013 / 11:02 am

      That was what they said but I got an email from them yesterday saying otherwise. A quote:

      Our previous announcement said that we would continue to make sales
      online after the store closes, and at the time we really meant that.
      But in the interval many new considerations have come to the foreground,
      and it appears likely that we will be closing the mail order operation a
      little later in 2014. The dye studio will close at about the same time
      as the store and we will be selling off all of our equipment. If you
      know someone who might be interested we would appreciate the contact.

      Sad. 😦

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