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yarn shopping & friends August 9, 2004

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Saturday was spent yarn shopping in the city with Jody, the PhillyKnitters and Eklectika. We hit 5 shops–Habu, School Products, KnitNY, Downtown Yarns and Purl. I didn’t purchase much yarn…a bit of fiber from Habu (I couldn’t come away empty handed), an Addi Turbo needle for Devan and a skein of Kid Silk for a scarf for Owen’s teacher. I had budgeted more. WAH. I had hoped to picked up the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton book from Purl–to make Klaralund but the store price was $2 higher than the internet price. When I pointed it out to them they said I was wrong. Oh well, with all of the errors on the pattern and the cost of the yarn–perhaps it was for the best. My mom wanted more Koigu. So she got a skein from KnitNY and 4 skeins from Purl.

Jody was very nice. No suprise there. The PhillyKnitters were an eclectic group of interesting and cool women. I would love to have such a cool knitting group. Eklectica was as cool as you might imagine. It was a terrific day.

I worked a bit on Devan and the Kersti sleeve. I love Kersti. KnitNY and Purl had a lovely selection of Kersti. I fondled it but resisted. I am actually very content with my current and upcoming projects.

Cameron, Gracie and I went to the Vanderbilt Planetarium. The Dinosaur show was surpisingly disappointing. I think they used the same illustrations my 2nd grade teacher did. In this age of computer animation, I was just expecting a bit of a bigger thrill. Well, it was educational nonetheless. On a less educational note, we are hoping to go to Six Flags Great Adventure on Monday. It is hard to believe school is just a month away.


7 Responses to “yarn shopping & friends”

  1. Nancy Says:

    Hey, I didn’t know you were going to be in my neck of the woods! My husband sweetly gave me the afternoon off on Saturday, I would have met up with you guys (although I spent a great day at the movies, getting my nails done and a back rub, a little respite from my life at the moment).

    Maybe next time.

  2. Becky Says:

    It sounds like a wonderful yarn itinerary for New York! I’m sorry you couldn’t get what you were looking for, though 😦

  3. Margene Says:

    Sounds like YOU had a fabulous weekend, too. Yarn shopping in NYC…wow!

  4. Eklectika Says:

    It was so much fun meeting you and everyone else – definitely a good trip (despite the high Purl prices, LOL)!

  5. Christy Says:

    I’m so disappointed that I couldn’t make it.

    Are you planning on going to Stitches in October?

  6. Cindy Says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. I didn’t buy one thing when I went to NYC. I also know what things cost on the internet so I wouldn’t have bought the book either.

  7. Gina Says:

    Yes, it’s true…The price of books and yarn in NYC shops can be a few dollars more than other cities or online. It’s the cost of real estate, I guess.

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