Oct 6, 2012

Mini Crawl

It's a beautiful sunny Autumn day in New York, and I can't think of a better way to spend it than to meet a friend for lunch and do a small portion of the NYC Yarn Crawl.  I wish I could do the entire yarn crawl which would take me from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side to the Upper West Side, but I'll have to aim for that next year.

Today I will only be able to make two stops:  the first will be to Knitty City which I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never been to.  I know, it's one of NYC's best yarn shops so I'm excited to finally make it there.  From what I've read, I know I'm going to be enticed so I'll be sure to walk in (and out) with my budget in tact.

Knitty City

From there, I'll crawl on up to The Yarn Company and pick up a skein (or two) of their custom-dyed Madelinetosh. I have two skeins of their Midnight in Manhattan colorway and am contemplating adding to that stash to have enough for a cardigan.

The Yarn Company

Both of these fabulous yarns shops are on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where conveniently I'm meeting my friend for lunch.  Aren't I clever?




9 comments:

  1. Gah! I wish I were there too!

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  2. Custom madelinetosh? That is something I wouldn't be able to pass up. I hope you have had a great time looking at all of the yarn and meeting other knitters!

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  3. Very well organised, if you come back with the budget intact ... not sure if I will be impressed or disappointed! lol

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  4. Hey I went to NYC today! I went to the King's County Fiber Festival in Washington Park in Brooklyn! It was a great day! I've been to Knitty City, after leaving last year's Vogue Knitting, I headed there...

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  5. Ooh...I'm anticipating a yarn porn post!

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  6. Droool!! What an awesome way to spend a lunch hour!!! Envy x 1000. I wish so much I had been a knitter when I visited New York. Those shops look fantastic.

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  7. Oh wow! How much fun! I have wanted to do the NYC yarn crawl, there are the best knitting shops there. I hope you came away with lots of treasures and had a wonderful time with your friend!

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  8. So funny! I was at Knitty City for the crawl on Saturday, too - I wonder if we were in the shop at the same time? I just got to the Yarn Company today :).

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