As my sister so kindly pointed out to me, I didn’t write a blog post yesterday. That is because I walked the dog, went to the gym, packed for a night away, and left the house by 11:30am and just couldn’t squeeze one more thing into the morning. Oh well, that’s how it goes some days and I’m sure some of you can relate… Onward and upward, I say!

Sweetie and I went into Manhattan yesterday for a quickie visit. A dear friend from college in Idaho (or The ‘Ho, as she calls it) is leaving the city after 7 years. She has been a beacon of hope for Westerners coming to the city with their dreams for the future, providing tours, insider information, and a friendly face. She was the one who previewed our first apartment in Jersey City, the one I found on the Internet and rented, sight unseen. She is also the one who pried the elevator doors open and saw parts of an airplane in her office that awful day in 2001. She has been a great friend from Home to share the East Coast with, and we will miss her terribly.

Last night was her going away party, and instead of going in and out in the same night as we normally would, we decided to have a mini-weekend getaway.

We divided the 24-or-so hours we were in town fairly equally between eating, sleeping, yarn shopping, and museum touring. There was plenty of walking in there too, of course, and time on the steam train (aka hot ass subway), but those are much less exciting. We visited The Museum of Modern Art, the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, School Products, The Point, Republic, Bistro Moderne, and The Jewel of India (whew! that’s a lot of links). It was a packed weekend to be sure, and I am pleasantly exhausted tonight. I will fill you in on all the gory yarn shop details next time. Until then, here’s a little something to tide you over:

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend with all the yarn crafting time you can handle.

2 thoughts on “Whirlwind

  1. Wow, you certainly did do and see a lot in 24 hours! I’m betting you purchased some of that baby camel yarn? Amazing all the materials you are discovering. Happy knitting…oh..how’s your big granny square coming along?

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