Archive for October, 2008

Rocking New York

October 1, 2008

Lou and I have just returned from a whirlwind tour of New York City and I think I can safely say that its been one of the most pleasurable business trips we have ever taken.  Even the hours spent waiting in immigration after a long flight and then arriving at our hotel to find only one bed was made up and having to wait for them to bring us up sheets and duvet for the other bed wasn’t enough to dampen our spirit.  We spent a brilliant 3 days, walking miles every day (our record was about 45 blocks total on the first day), visiting gorgeous yarn and fabric stores and having so much fun.

The very nicest Yarn Store that we visited had to be Point.  Alissa and her staff were the most welcoming people (which says a lot as generally we found the US hospitality to be amazing in shops) and we stayed for a couple of hours and knitted, chatted and (of course) bought some yarn.  We made a few purchases of yarns that its hard to get hold of in the UK for us to review and or use in designs and just a few small purchases for our own stashes as well.

The whole weekend was fantastic.  We arrived back in the UK jetlagged and exhausted but so inspired by all that we saw and motivated by the fantastic response from everyone who we spoke to about Sew Hip and Yarn Forward.  Here are a few pictures from our whirlwind visit.

Gorgeous wall of yarn at the Point

The window of a handbag store using big balls of yarn and needles as props

 

Anthropology’s window display using hundreds of books (BTW – this is now our ultimate favourite shop)

Pink fluffy sheep in a Juicy Couture window!

Me knitting in a gorgeous deli on 5th 

Gorgeous new hair cuts for both of us, how much more perfect could it be than having a 24 hour hair salon next door to our hotel?

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