On Friday night we ate at Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC Hotel. Another OMG. The BEST food I've ever tasted. I was so pleased we got in last minute. We've eaten at some very good London restaurants, but never a Ramsay restaurant. Next trip we definitely will be.
I got most of Friday to myself during the day, so of course, I had to visit a couple of yarn stores and where better to go than my favourite part of Manhattan, 'the village'.
On my last visit, late last year, I missed out on Purl NYC, so was determined to check it out this time. I already bought a load of amazing yarn at the LYS closing down sale last week, so I really only wanted to get a couple of skeins of yarn I hadn't seen or sampled before.
So here we have 3 fabric cuts from Purl Soho's fabric store and some pale green O-wool from their yarn store.
Here's a closeup. It is 100% certified organic merino, 50g/198 yds. I'm thinking this might make a warm pair of winter socks. For someone. I got 2 skeins so hopefully that'll be enough.
After browsing Purl, I wandered over to The Point for a wander through their yarns, coffee, a bite of lunch and a sit & knit. Again, none of their full price yarns grabbed me by the throat (although there was a cheeky skein of Colinette Jitterbug that kept calling my name the whole of my visit), but there were a couple of exciting things in the sale bin.
First, Adrienne Vittadini Celia which is 100% silk, 25g/109yds. A ball each in this pretty pink and chocolate brown. I'm thinking that combined they might make a light airy scarf.
And this hank of gorgeousness is Twisted Sisters' Voodoo in Black Gold. It is 50% silk/50% merino wool, 50g/95yds. I snagged 5 skeins and have no idea what to do with it. It is very beautiful and oh-so-soft though.
The highlight of last weekend? Teddy's 4th birthday. He had a wonderful party at a local indoor playground with a bunch of his school and playgroup buddies, and loved his Cars the Movie cake (for the 2nd year in a row!)
Happy birthday to our big boy :-)