Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Yarn Harlot Missed

I went into NYC on Wednesday to see the Yarn Harlot, and snag my very own copy of her signed book. And to see her again, of course, because that's always a treat!

I got into the city, and had an early lunch here:

I have to say I was a little disappointed. The prices had gone up, and it wasn't as good as usual. Why on earth did they use a caraway rye instead of sourdough bread?

Undeterred, I made my way to a knitting store on 78th and Amsterdam. I forget the name of it, Knitty Something. I really liked the store, what a great selection. But since I'm on a yarn diet, let's just say I stuck to the diet. So that was kind of depressing. Okay, it sucked big time. But it wasn't the stores fault!

Then I made my way to the Borders at Columbus Circle. I wanted to see if I needed a bracelet, or whatever to get in later. I did not. In fact, the girl at the door had no idea what I was talking about, and sent me to the manager. I did buy a copy of the book, I thought that would save time later. I didn't see anywhere to sit, however. So I wondered the shops, looking for somewhere to sit. Nada. So I went back to the Borders, grabbed a cup of coffee, and went out to Columbus Circle. Sitting where the wind was blocked, I finally warmed up, and took these pictures:

I sat and read until the sun disappeared behind a building, and began to get quite cold. My ears began to ache, and my face was freezing. I started to wonder where I could go to warm up. I considered spending the next 4 hours in a bar, but decided that would leave me in no condition to make my way back to see Stephanie. Shop? No, I don't feel like shopping. So I gave up, and went home. I did read the book on my way home, so that was a plus. But I was there in spirit! All in all, the day was kind of a bust.


  • At 8:11 PM , Blogger theyarnwhisperer said...

    I am so freakin jealous! You were in NYC to see the Yarn Harlot?! That's like the ultimate experience! I've seen her here in Atlanta, but I just love NYC and have been longing for years to go back. AND you got to go to a yarn store there? Was it just Nirvana? Have you ever gone to Serendipity and gotten frozen hot chocolate? I ate there (ok, so I was inspired to eat there because of the movie) and the food was so so but the frozen hot chocolate was super yummy. And there's this place off of Rockefellar Center called Tuescher's that has THE BEST jasmine truffles in the universe. *sigh* I am sooooooo jealous.


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