Sometimes I feel like Woody Allen. For any of you who know his films, you know that he has had a long-term love affair with New York City. I'm a native New Yorker who has lived outside the city for 20 years, but as my kids often tease me, when we're there, I can sometime act like a tourist. There is so much about the city that continues to amaze me -- the neighborhoods, the culture, the food, and, yes, the yarn!
One of my favorite yarn stores is right here in NYC. I had a couple of hours last Saturday to roam around the city and one of my destinations was The Yarn Company. I had been wanting to stop in for months now to get some of their custom-dyed Madelinetosh in Midnight in Manhattan. TYC is doing something really clever -- they are collaborating with small yarn suppliers to custom-dye yarns in colors related to NYC. I have been coveting Midnight in Manhattan since they announced the color back in December and now I finally have some.
These two skeins/cakes are in MadTosh's DK weight, and I haven't decide yet what I'm going to knit them into, but I'm thinking that for a custom-dyed yarn I should design an original pattern. It'll have to be a small one though as I only bought two skeins (what was I thinking?) so I'm going to look at a my stitch dictionary and play around.
For now, I'm just happy to stare at these two beauties and be inspired by the richness of the color. Oh, and I love MadTosh yarns in general so the combination of yarn, color, and this ode to Manhattan is pure bliss.