Back from New York, and I am t.i.r.e.d. It was a great trip — the conference went well, and I spent time catching up with long-lost friends and walking around the chilly city by myself. And I got some excellent fabric goodies at Purl, along with a skein of 40% off Koigu (show and tell tomorrow, because I’m too pooped to take pictures right now).
But the highlight of the trip was definitely my meet-up with Minty.
She’s already said this, but it was just one of those happy ‘click’ moments with a new friend. It appears that I did not freak her out by holding every bolt of fabric at Purl in front of my torso and asking if she could imagine it as a dress (”What about This Print? Really? On my Whole Body?”).
And when we sat down to lunch, three hours flew by as we talked — about food, work, relationships, books, self-portraiture, TV, movies, babies (and no babies), knitting and blogging (of course), and life in general. We laughed so much that the SoHo hipsters next to us moved to a different table.
Many crepes later, we took pictures in front of The Point (it was too packed to sit inside), and I took home the other highlight of my trip: one perfect Beard Papa vanilla cream puff. Heaven.