Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Heady news!

I just received the GREATEST phone call from my niece Megan. She finished her first knitting project, a lovely headband made from the Cotton-Ease we purchased over the weekend at the Lion Brand Studio in NYC. I am so happy for her. The mother-of-pearl button came from my button box, a big beauty that has been a part of my stash just waiting for the perfect project. You go girl. Guess I better send the sock pattern I promised! She's on her way... look out world, here she comes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Knitting on the Ferry

Oh, what joy knitting can bring. Megan and I had the BEST time last weekend. A knitting retreat in NYC! She came into Port Authority and our first stop was the Lion Brand Studio to pick up materials (yarn, needles, tools, patterns) and we were on our way! Next stop the Staten Island ferry. It was a PERFECT weather weekend and we basked in the sun as we stitched away.

Saturday was chock full of activities, knitting on the ferry again, heading to the Met to see the The Steins Collect, amazing and worth seeing (ends June 3). Then on to a shop 'til you drop at the Crafts on Columbus fair, we saw a lot of really fun stuff and shared a lovely afternoon. Megan found hairclips that WORK, and some beautiful clothes. And I found a GREAT hat! We laughed a lot.

Then on to the High Line for a walk from top to bottom along with what seemed like all of NYC. It was glorious and I am always amazed at the inventive layout and the amazing plantings. Kudos to the High Line, a unique and amazing NY experience. And then back home for a quite dinner and KNITTING! ;-)

Sunday morning we finally got started on a gauge swatch for Megan's headband. I pulled out my button box and gave her a beautiful old mother of pearl button that will make for a nice finish.

Nice memories, hope we can do it again soon.