Tourist. (NYC, Part 2) Finally!

March 21st, 2007

I can’t believe the week is over already- Saturday- wah?

So I still haven’t finished my NYC post and the memories are getting dim- I am going to post the it anyway because there are some cute pictures. And it was fun, so there.

After we left Purl, we went down the street and Carrie spied this super cool vintage toy shop. We both bought our boys back home these cool robots- this is what Casey’s looks like:

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It winds up and walks even! I thought it was cute and he needs some fun stuff for his desk at work- it looks totally depressing.

After that, we took the train down to Seaport Yarn, where we were quickly overwhelmed by the yarn selection. It is seriously a crazy store- with this long hallway (below) with all these rooms with yarn piled from floor to ceiling. It had a ton of stuff but my OCD warning bells were going off like crazy. Carrie kept laughing at me because I kept trying to organize. haha (the rowan books falling all over the place put me over the edge- there was about $500 worth of them crunched into each other and getting smooshed. gah.)

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Carrie and I both fell in love with the Silk Garden Lite (mine is color 2017)- I think I may try to make a mini Lady Eleanor- a scarf instead of a shawl… hmmm. Dunno if 3 will be enough- I am trying to stop myself from just ordering another from them.

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We were totally thwarted on our last stop- School Products was closed at 4pm on a Saturday. (They apparently close at 3:30- WTF?)

See how they taunted us?

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After that disappointment, we consoled ourselves with some hot beverages and a trip to H&M. Then it was time to go back to the hotel to get ready for Jenn’s birthday celebration in Queens.

We went to this great Brazilian place that had incredible caipirinhas, which I think all of us enjoyed.

Here is Jenn giving some love to the awesome apron that Jackie gave her- so cute!

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Then there was some serious worshipping of the birthday mousse… there it is in Jenn’s hand.

After that, it was a long wait for the subway but we chatted and kept the time moving.

Can you spot all the knits? 🙂


The train finally arrived and Cassie started the ball rolling by bringing out her sock. So, of course, the rest of us had to join in.

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After that, Carrie and I made it back to the hotel, with some excelled direction help from Cassie and Jackie. We had to stop and get some snackies, which we kindly shared with Casey on the phone. (combo on the phone.) We thought this was very funny. And it was, okay? 😉

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Then, we were pooped so we went to bed. And, seriously, I am still pooped. I did catch a bit of Cathy’s cold so have been coughing since about Wednesday. I think I managed to escape the worst of it by drinking and entire package of Airbourne and using those gross ZIcam nose swabs (don’t ask.)

So, all in all… It really was great fun. I will not hesitate to go to NYC again- it doesn’t seems so scary anymore. And next time, Carrie, I will try not to walk so fast. 😉


7 Responses to “Tourist. (NYC, Part 2) Finally!”

  1. Angela Says:

    I go to NYC for 5-6 days each year for business and I manage to squeeze in quite a bit of yarn fun while I am there. I have been to all of the shops you metioned (and, yes, Seaport is quite the experience for those of us with OCD issues) plus a few others. I used to live in Boston (well, Waltham, actually) about 16 years ago but I wasn’t a knitter then, so I don’t know the Boston shops. I may need to take a trip back there sometime soon–with a side trip to Webs tacked on for good measure. Your NY trip sounds like a great time.

  2. Sara Says:

    I’m so glad you had such a fabulous time… I love the pictures!

  3. Macoco Says:

    Hope you’re feeling better – I never knew about those nose swabs until I caught a co-worker mid-swab in the bathroom. The look of horror on my face prompted her to give me a thorough explanation. 😉

  4. Christie Says:

    I love NYC! It’s seriously the best city ever. But I’ve never been to Boston…anyway…I’m glad you had such a great time!

    Ah Lady Eleanor…3 should be enough…I don’t think that you’ll be able to make it very wide…give it a whirl…it will be beautiful regardless!

  5. Sarah Says:

    Are you a fast walker too? I am forever being teased and ridiculed for my walking speed. Just have excess energy to burn, that’s all. And, I like to get where I am going : )

  6. juno Says:

    School Products is in a building that is union and the BUILDING closes at 3:30 because that’s the rules of the building. The tenants have to go along.

    It is one of the mysteries of yarn shopping in NY.

  7. alice Says:

    are you anywhere near chinatown in boston? there’s a chinatown express bus that goes from their to the one in manhattan, and it’s way cheap! anyway, if you’re ever inspired to visit the city again i’d love to show you a few other places and some lovely food!