This past weekend I was in New York, Brooklyn to be specific, looking for apartments. We’re not done searching yet, and I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that we’ll probably have to buy our own air conditioning unit. Strange.
We had a long drive up to New York, thanks to traffic, and on the way back we boarded the bus 45 minutes late, making for a long time waiting in line. All this meant that I got quite a bit done. The lanesplitter skirt is mostly done and all sewn up. I still need to find some cotton and put the elastic in, but seeing as it’s not quite weather appropriate yet, I’m not rushing. Because I wasn’t entirely expecting to finish the skirt this weekend, never mind on the bus up, I’m so grateful that I had yarn for an extra project, as well as my June socks.
In our great wanderings around Brooklyn, where I think we did 6 miles on Sunday alone, we managed to come across the Brooklyn General Store. I swear it was a complete accident that we ended up in a yarn shop, while they had a sale going. I took this unexpected opportunity to wind the yarn I had for the extra project, which just happened to be in my purse. Ty excitedly tried out the ball winder, which, I found out, he hadn’t ever done before. He took to it with the same glee as the small children I often see at Looped. He lost interest just as quickly and made his way to the sock yarn section. This makes me particularly glad that I’m doing this whole pair-a-month thing. Instead of being bored and nagging me to leave, Ty comes up to me with a skein of Malabrigo sock, which we apparently had to buy to replace the Wandering Wool that I was “stealing from him” for Elfe. We had a nice exchange about the green/brown yarn and how maybe he wanted another color because he has plenty of green and brown. His response was, “It’s blue”. The other ladies near us were amused with our domestic color argument and we left the store with a slightly purple skein of Malabrigo instead, which more accurately replaces the purple/grey Wandering Wool.
I know that I’m going to miss Looped, and all of the wonderful people who work and shop there, but if Brooklyn General is my replacement I think I’ll be able to withstand the pain of separation. We’ll have to see if they have open knit nights though.