We learned very quickly to never arrive in New York on Valentine's Day evening. We ended up lining up for 1.5 hours waiting for a cab. Since business is so brisk on Valentine's Day taxi drivers have no motivation to drive to the airport. Despite that small glitch in our plans everything else went smoothly. We decided that each family member could pick out at least one activity to do. My son decided on the MET as he is an ancient civilization fan. He had a great time poking around the museum, teaching his parents some of what he has learned in university.
My husband wanted to go to a basketball game in Madison Square Gardens and we saw a great game between two university levels teams: St. John's vs Georgetown. The crowd was a lot of fun as there were so many cheerleaders and band members keeping everyone's spirits high.
My daughter wanted to go to the Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken from the Cake Boss show. What a cute bakery and the treats she picked out were delicious.
And as for me....well you can probably guess, I wanted to go to some NY yarn stores that I had always admired online. One store is Purl Soho and the other one I got to visit was Knitty City. Both yarn stores are very different. Purl Soho is simply beautiful to browse through. The yarn is displayed in such an elegant way.
|Store Window at Purl Soho|
|A few skeins of my Appelton Crewel yarn|
After I found the Appleton yarn I have to admit I got overwhelmed. I had a few ideas for yarn I wanted in specific colours. The colour I wanted was not available in as many skeins as I needed. So then I had to go to Plan B. Unfortunately, I didn't really have a Plan B but I didn't want to leave empty handed. So I ended up making some impulse purchases. One yarn I had to buy after touching was the incredibly soft Purl Soho's Super Soft Merino Wool.
|Purl Soho Super Soft Merino|
I bought some Purl Soho Line Weight yarn, a fingering 100% merino wool.
|Purl Soho Line Weight|
Then I got some Brooklyn Tweed Shelter to make a shawl in Plume.
|Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume|
|Julie Asselin yarn|
|Blue Sky Alpacas|
|Many comfy areas to sit and knit|
|Madelinetosh Dk in Espadrilles|
|Celaphod Yarns Skinny Bugga in Blue Tailed Damselfly|
|Celaphod Yarns Bugga in Flourescent Millipede|
|My husband carrying my Knitty City bag through Times Square.|