4.09.2007

Spoils of New York

I brought home some extra special things from New York...



Koigu kpm from Purl. I fell in love with this yarn while knitting my entrelac scarf on the plane, and when the salesgirl at Purl suggested it for the Vogue dress, I had a 'duh' moment. It just seems so right that I couldn't believe I didn't think of it! I'll have to find another use for my loverly orange alpaca silk. Shouldn't be too hard.

I also picked up some new clothes! I visited Built by Wendy in Brooklyn and got this dress.



I managed to squeeze in some subway knitting on the longish ride from the Lower East Side to Columbia. Perhaps the first of many similar rides.
My favorite part of the trip, besides seeing my sister and her girlfriend, was Coney Island. What a bizarre and surreal spot. I heard that it will be torn down soon, so my wonderful hosts drove us over there to check it out.
Yes, it really says "shoot the freak." I don't think this would go over too well in SF.


There are no words to fully express the magnificence of these kittyfeet.

8 comments:

pamela wynne said...

Ha! I went to BBWendy this weekend too and ogled all the nautical wear (though, sadly, I didn't buy anything). We were like each other's shadow tourists.

and Yay! Love Coney Island!

Sandra said...

i always allow myself to spluge on ONE thing from Built By Wendy in the spring. i adore her stuff and that dress is too lovely.

i'm just a lurker delurking today. just wanted to say you're an awesome knitter.

Angela said...

It looks like you had fun. I'm glad you got to see Coney Island. It's even more interesting in the summer. It breaks my heart that it's going to be torn down. It's so much more interesting than some stupid high priced exclusive condos that no one is going to be able to afford to live in.

Faith said...

I live in Brooklyn and have never been to Coney island- I'm so going now! I love your blog, great pics.

Gina said...

I love NYC. I'll be there in 4 days, 18 hours, 345 minutes and 654 seconds. I want to see the subversive knitting exhibit...did you get to see it? Coney Island, probably was a smarter move for mental posterity though...

Janet said...

oooh, the kpm looks awesome! I've never been to Purl, and fear that the next time I manage to make it up to nyc, my budgeting (and luggage) is going to have to include quite a bit of room for yarn purchases!

Janice said...

oh, no, they're tearing down coney island? i was in new york in january and thought about going to see it, but was too lazy. and yeah--"shoot the freak"? that just seems...wrong.

i DID go to purl, though, when i was there. i created 4 projects while in that store just because of all the yarn.

kelliann said...

are you planning on using one or two strands of the koigu for the vogue dress? i've been trying to find a yarn to knit it with and can't make up my mind. i've never used koigu, so maybe i'll give it a try.

by the way, i enjoy your knitting/choice of patterns. i'm new at this blogging thing, so i don't really know how it all works. if you'd like to check out my site, please do!