Monday, 28 May 2007

Its Purl, honestly

Well this will be my last post from HOT and HUMID New York.... sniff its time to go home tomorrow. Yesterday the heat was sooo oppressive that no sleep was had last night - and it had been a busy (shopping) day ! Went to SoHo and found the knitting shop Purl - oh my , it was sensory overload, I didn't know what to choose. In the end I took a skein of baby camel yarn, some koigu and some alpaca/angora/silk tussah mix! I passed on the silken straw and Manos Del uraguy, but I may regret this later.
Well thats the rain on, but its still a bit hot and humid, hopefully this will clear!
Anyway, got my picture taken outside Purl, and had a lovely lunch in one of these wee fancy bakeries before heading to the clothes and makeup shops. Had a wee look in Dean and Deluca and got lots to taste before buying a coffee and cupcake....CUPCAKE it was more a MUGCAKE...HUGE! Fabulous! Soho is very arty crafty type place , and I'd definitely go back. Dinner was at a wonderful Sushi Restaurant called Sushi Seki - words fail to describe how good it was, but I did not need desert , and I'm a desert kinda girl!
Today was a wee bit cooler, and we took the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty/Brooklyn bridge - if you remember that episode in SATC where the sailors were in town - it wwas like that. Except the sailors looked young enough to be my kids! And the officers looked the same age as me (children of the sixties!) Saw the Statue and Ellis Island - got off at Staten Island, ran round and got the ferry back, along with the other 300 people .
Spent a pleasant afternoon in Central Park reading Vogue Knitting publications, then met up with Nicolas' friend to go to the cinema - first cinema I've been in that I could take coffee and cake into - film was lovely, had a wee sniffle and lady next to me handed me a hankie (she was sniffling too!)
Have had a fabulous time, and would come back, its been exhilirating, exhausting and FUN, but I miss my three boys! Get me a plane!


Midsummer night's knitter said...

Sounds like you've had a great time!

Kathleen said...

I didn't know you'd have internet access while you're away and I haven't been checking your blog these past few days.
Just been catching up on your trip highlights now. x K

tash said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time - this Purl shop sounds like my kinda place! Have a good trip home :)