Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm letting you guys in on a little secret. This is my craft drawer at work.

Some people have secret snack drawers. I have this.

Sometimes my job is very, very slow. Instead of falling prey to online shopping, (OK, that's a bit of a stretch, 'cause I do plenty of online shopping.) I keep a supply of crafty stuff to keep me busy.

Currently: booties for a pregnant co-worker, scraps of fabric and button making kits, tissue paper, ribbon, tape measure, Altoid boxes that I'm keeping for god knows what reason, and embroidery needles.

Work has been picking up lately so there's not much crafting going on, but it's there. Just in case I need it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Howdy, ya'll! I was in Austin, TX this weekend for my dear friend, Carrie's, wedding. I only had about 36 hours to spend and 1/2 of that was taken up by wedding stuff and the other 1/2 it poured crazy buckets of rain. The rainy moments were spent indoors drinking $2.50 Lone Stars. Woo HOO, Texas!

The wedding took place at two mind-blowing-ly beautiful locations. These guys were hanging out at Green Pastures.

I wish I had another 36 (or 72) hours to spend in Austin. It seemed (from the passenger window of our rental car) like a really cool place to visit. I think all those present this weekend are planning another trip back when we can do it up right.

Congratulations Carrie & David!!! I love you both!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I can hardly believe that this post is actually happening! It's a finished Hemlock Ring Blanket, people!!!!

I started the HRB in November, when I took a workshop at The Point. It was just the sort of class that I needed to push me to try something new. Until now, I had never knit lace from a chart. Or really knit any kind of lace at all! I used a massive credit to purchase two (two!) bags of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran, which may be the most luxurious purchase I've ever made! It was so worth it, though. The blanket is so soft and just the loveliest shade of grey.

And now it's done. And I accomplished something I never thought I would. I am feeling pretty good about this one. Yep, I sure am.

In other news, there have been some changes in my esty shop and over on ravelry. All of the patterns that I designed for The Point over the years are now for sale by me. Check it out.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

It's been difficult for me to sit down and write this post. I've been wanting to say something special and poignant, but I keep coming up short.

Four years ago, my good friend came to me with an idea about a knitting store with a coffee shop inside. Four years ago, I began knitting in earnest. Four years ago, I started this blog. Four years ago, my life in NYC really started. Four years ago, I helped to open The Point Knitting Cafe.

If I said that The Point changed my life I would not be exaggerating. It's where I met some of my dearest friends and some of the people dearest to me. It wasn't just the knitters, but all the people in the neighborhood that made The Point such a home for me. Bedford Street is a magical street, a city unto itself and all the people that live there made it one of my favorite places in the world. If I could name them all on this page I would. I could try.

Thank you Helane, Berhan, Sandy, Barbara, Hannah, John, Kiana, Leia, Ana, Beverly, Jill, Jill, Jennifer, Ruth, Jewel, Jessamyn, Katy, Claudine, Joelle, Carol, Carol, Carol, Frannie, Karen, Vere, Elisa, Kia, Suzie, Heidi, Enid, Linda, Peggy, Doug, Carol, Susan, Lisa, Sara, Stephanie, Robert, Michael, Jose, Alex, Terence, Jenny, Liza, Tony.
If I missed anyone, I didn't intend to. There are just so many of you!

I just don't have the words to explain how special The Point was to me. It helped me grow as a person and it introduced me to a world that I didn't really know existed. A world full of beautiful, loving, creative, inspiring people.

I'm going to miss you. Thank you.