Wednesday, August 1, 2007

NYC pr0n

Last Thursday, DH and I went for a quick weekend in New York City. It really was a huge treat for both of us. We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria and I have to say OMG, what a fabulous, opulent hotel. I loved the whole roaring twenties vibe of the decor. If I could go back to one time in history, that would be it.

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 :-)


IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

I can't wait to go!!! Two weeks!! Look at that pretty fabric too :) We have such similar tastes and chocolate..fabulous!!

O-wool for socks...good idea :) Love all of the yummy prOn!

Jessica said...

Wow. Sounds like you had fun in New York. Who doesn't have fun in NYC though?! Love the yarns. You always catch the best sales!

Happy Belated BDay to Teddy!