nyc in a day

Knitting in Times Square

This past weekend L. and I took a quick trip to NYC to visit my brother, M., who was visiting from Colorado. Usually when we go to NY we drive (L.'s from Westchester), but my sister suggested we take Megabus. It was so nice having someone else drive us to the city. I had hoped to knit the whole way there and back, but our bus left at 12am on Saturday and returned 9pm on the same day, so instead I slept.

I really enjoy spending time with my brother. With M. on the opposite coast we usually only see each other once or twice a year. We couldn't have asked for a better day. The weather was gorgeous for November- not too cold and sunny. We spent most of our day walking around, people watching, and eating. One of my favorite things about NYC is the variety of ethnic foods from which to choose. We had a delicious meal at Tara Thai (not the chain) in the Village and our waiter, Charlie, was great.

A trip to NYC could not be complete without looking at yarn. I made sure to stop at Purl in Soho. I love the aesthetics of their shop, but the shop itself is super tiny and I felt like I kept bumping into people. Purl has a beautiful selection of colors- when you enter the shop it looks like you are stepping into a watercolor box. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately I didn't come home with anything (if you saw my stash you would understand why).

Purl in Soho

I wish that I had been able to go to more yarn shops, but this was a family visit not a yarn visit. Perhaps I can convince some of my knit night friends to spend a day, maybe in February/March, on a yarn crawl.

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