Saturday, February 17, 2007

Where Do I Even Start

OK- I suppose it's best to start at the beginning...

Last Thursday, I took the red eye to see my girls in NYC. One of my college roommates is pregnant and we decided to get together before the baby comes. Friday morning, Jen (the pregnant one) picked us all up from the airport and took us to lunch at Serendipity. Yes, this is the famous place from the movie of the same name. Very yummy but tiny.

Now, these are non-knitterly friends. But never-the-less, they accompanied me on the pilgrimage to Purl and Purl Patchwork. This is why the girls are my best friends. They let me drag them down to Soho in the freezing cold. I bought yarn and needles at Purl. The shop was empty and the owner could not have been nicer. But this shop is teeny tiny! If it had been crowded, I can see how it would get hard to handle. Purl Patchwork is just down the street. The ladies at the shop helped me pick out a pattern and fabric for the impending baby boy. Yup- I'm learning to sew... I think it'll be quite an adventure.

Once my yarny needs were met, we walked up to Bleeker Street for cupcakes at Magnolia. YUMMY!!!! The line wasn't long and soon we were in butter cream heaven!

We headed back to Jen's house to have wine, dinner, and great conversation.

Saturday morning we hauled our butts all over the City. Ground Zero. The Brooklyn Bridge. Grimaldi's Pizza. (Don't ask for a slice!) And the Met. What a day! Jen and her husband Andy had found a great Brazilian restaurant on the upper East Side- Zebu Grill. More drinks and yummy food.

On Sunday, the other girls headed back to Boston bright and early. So Jen and I headed down to the Macy's to buy baby clothes. All those little things are so cute! Once we'd done some credit card damage, we headed back uptown to meet my volleyball teammate, Stacey and her husband Paul, for brunch. Lots more talking and laughing and suddenly it was time for me to head to the airport! Time really does fly when you're surrounded by (some of) the people you love most in the world.

I got home late Sunday night. Unpacked, repacked, and headed out to Las Vegas on Monday. I won't bore you with all the work details. But I will wholeheartedly recommend Daniel Boulund at the Wynn if you want to go out to a fabulous meal. It's pricey. (I didn't pay.) But really worth it.

I got back from Las Vegas Wednesday night. Thursday was pretty normal but Friday we had to drive to Sacramento to open a new store. By the time I got home last night, I was exhausted. Thank goodness the post office had delivered a fabulous package from my SP!

SP Package 2

Vogue Knitting, Runner's World, delicious candies in chocolate and cinnamon, a mix CD, recipes, and NORO!!!!!

Noro Shinano

I had to wait until this morning to get a decent picture. This is Shinano- wool and silk. I love it. Great colors. I think I'll take the Masked Chicken's advice and turn it into a hat.

Noro- Shinano

This picture shows the colors a little better. I love it. Thank you, Masked Chicken!!!!

I don't have much to report on the knitting front. I've been really busy and a little distracted...

Green Quilt

Now that I have my studio, I have other craftiness in the works. Trust me, I'm still knitting. But I'm really excited about this other project. I hope I don't mess it up too much!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed the package. I've been getting into sewing a little bit. Mostly it's mental sewing - you know, hanging out at and enjoying the colours and projects. :)

The Masked Chicken

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Roxanne said...

What a great package from your SP...that's awesome!! Lucky you - enjoy!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

I love that quilt! Quilting is really something I keep meaning to get in to! Love the fabric at purl, although $30 for shipping to the UK, I think not.

And your trip to NY reminds me so much of out holiday in November! We went to purl (yarn) and Magnolia! Yummy!

1:59 AM  

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