Well, it happened again. I left out of town thinking and sincerely knowing "I would blog from the road". Yes, that was the plan. As we can all see that is not exactly what happened.
Though, I'm not entirely sure it's all my fault. I mean, if New York wasn't so captivating and full and delicious and inspiring, and, and... I'm not sure there are many out there who could resist her charms. She's powerful. She's electric. She has amazing lattes that keep you up all hours of the night so that by the time you do arrive home you are wiped out and ready to sleep for a week.
So it was that I walked miles and miles there. Which came in very handy when passing one of the many cupcake shops. Oh, you better believe it!
By day and night she had me from the start--From the museums to the french onion soup in out of the way french restaurants to the stark winter beauty of central park to the lights oh, the lights.
There is everything in the city. I didn't think it could get any better until...
Vogue Knitting Live came to town along with my delightful, dear friends and knitting group. The three Amiga's in the Big city armed with knitting needles, yarn and the desire to learn new things.
We took classes and ate in the aforementioned french restaurant, a few times in fact. Knitting while we waited. Incredible. We shared a room and it was like summer camp for adults. Only we wrapped up in all types of knitted items and carried knitting projects around in our purses.
To say I had a delightful time would not even begin to describe it. We were going the whole time we were there. Knitting classes, lunch, museums, knitting classes again, the marketplace with some INCREDIBLE yarn, delicious dinners and even a show or two.
All I know is...it was out of the ordinary to take this time as a mama. Time to be together with friends doing something we all love. Taking time away from our families. Out of the ordinary, but so amazing. Doing something that recharged us creatively, after we caught up on all the missed sleep of course. It was a luxury that I know all three of us enjoyed to the last moment.
There was more...
One of my dear Nirvana friends the lovely Laura stayed with us as well. She brought smiles and beading gifts and delicious restaurants to go to with other lovely designers and she delivers a mean latte when the morning before class just isn't long enough. So grateful to meet up with her again and have some time to knit, laugh and snuggle while sleeping. I've written about her impeccable designs many times.
There was a talk given at the Gala Fashion Show Night by Alice Starmore. Inspired by her talk about knitting, designing, yarn, and life style. Incredible. I'm a new fan. Plus, she works closely with her daughter who is also a designer. Wouldn't that be fabulous?!!??
The lovely woman sitting to my left at the dinner that night and new Philly friend made the evening even better. The friendly face in a sea of strangers. Who I'm now corrupting, I mean teaching, some new knitting stuff. How lucky I feel to have sat down next to her.
So it was that we arrived home last week and I have put in some serious hours sleeping. On the flight home I'm pretty sure we made up the only knitting row on the plane click-clacking away on our needles.
I have new projects in the works. Yarn to share with you and inspiration abounds.
My hope is to share that here with you all soon.
Hope your week is starting out well,