I ate not one, but three hamburgers while in New York City. Three. But only one was "the" hamburger, and I thank my Yoda for showing me the way. I didn't eat mine with a fabulous knitter, but Mr. Frick was there, and so was our friend Jon, and the Kentucky Derby was on the telly and the pickles were so crisp and the mustard was spicy. I'd trade a hank or two of Koigu to be back there, I really would. Speaking of which:
Here's the Purl haul! I spent quite a bit of time squeezing my way around and around the center table before ducking into Once Upon a Tart next door for some sugary refreshment, but I stuck to my list. Actually, I showed remarkable restraint and even cut a few items. The brown and orange Koigu is for socks, and perhaps the edging on another BSJ (yes, my fourth). The rust-orange Koigu Kersti (a much deeper color than pictured) is for a Placket Neck Pullover for the Fricklet. I took some photos for you, and here's a hint: I asked first. They really appreciate that at Purl.
That last photo is of my favorite Purl feature- the touchy-feely table. Unfortunately, I never made it to School Products, as wedding festivities kept us superbusy. No yak, no camel for me. But I guess that's okay, as Ravelry's got me cataloguing the stash, and I'm finally having to come face to face with the lunacy of my yarn habit. You can check out a mere fraction of it in my Flickr set, but much more is to come, as my Mother's Day request was time to photograph, catalog, and re-organize the Beast. So check back on Monday for a real eye-opener. (For those of you still awaiting a Ravelry invite, I strongly suggest that you get a leg up by photographing the stash and uploading it all to Flickr, plus eating, sleeping, seeing that new movie, and calling your mother/grandma/Great Aunt Tillie. Because once you start with the Ravelry, well, there's really nothing else getting done.)
What else did I do in NYC?
These are from the Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery. I understand there are some strong opinions out there regarding the best cupcakery in NYC. This is a debate I could really get into, I tell you.
Still with me? I have one last bit of Eye Candy for you. Below is a photo of a few of the gorgeous gents who shared a minivan with me this past weekend. As it is my bloggiversary today, let's have a little contest, shall we? From left to right we have Mr. W, Mr. B, Mr. E, Mr. T, and Mr. C.
Leave a comment telling which of these gentlemen:
1. Asked me to teach him to knit (and requested I make him an adult version of my WIP).
2. Was, within 20 minutes of our arrival, kissed on the cheek in Tompkins Square Park by this man. And lives to tell the tale.
Hint: The knitter is not the kiss recipient, though some pointy sticks may have come in handy for him. And a Purell wipe.
Your prize will be perfection itself- a marriage of my stash and your personal tastes. The stash is wide, and deep, and can accomodate just about any request. Are you a Dijon girl? Bread and butter pickles? Avocado? Here at Fricknits, you really can have it your way!
Having this blog has really changed my life- given me reasons to write more consistently, a community of friends, and constant inspiration. Thank you for being with me through this year.