Monday, March 29, 2010

Yarn Crawl

The wonderful Dom, who is a born organiser as well as being a talented knitter and funny guy, got a load of us together to take a trip into Manhattan. We boarded a very comfortable bus at Fairfield RR Station and made our merry way into the city (our way being made all the merrier by the Mimosas that Mireli kindly brought with her).

Once in the city we hit various fibre porn yarn stores, broke for lunch, hit more stores, than back on the bus to Connecticut, with wine, cheese, crudités, cream puffs and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Does Dom know how to throw a party for yarnheads, or what?

School Products
Purl SoHo
Knitty City (think this site is currently undergoing some construction work)
The Yarn Company

Sharon, Jackie and I had a delicious meal at Bistro Les Amis round the corner from Purlsoho. Entirely civilised. (The three of us also sneaked a few minutes at Zabar's, where the cheese counter took a direct hit and I was able to get the weekend breakfast I used to get my husband and me during the years we lived at 53rd and Eighth - Zabar's own orange juice, croissants and pain au chocolat. Yum.)

I may post photos of the crazily wonderful silk thread I got at School Products. If only I'd taken my camera for the trip, but I was too laden with water, money and a knitting project.

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