We just got home a little bit ago after a really nice weekend (and thanks for all your nice comments about my running away!). There is something about being in New York – everytime I’m there (well, every time I’m there that isn’t related to being there for work) I want to move there. I think it must be amazing to live there and have so many things just right there for you to do on a whim.
Yesterday we went to the Metropolitan Museam of Art – I have lived in NJ for most of my life, and I hate to admit it – but it was my first time.
Even the building is beautiful, isn’t it? It is huge – we spent most of the day there and barely scratched the surface of it. We saw paintings, sculpture, suits of armor, jewelry from 2000 years ago. Amazing place…of course, I was hoping to find some fiber related things…
Would that make an amazing cable? This was part of paneling in a medival room – just beautiful. But as soon as I saw the design, I wanted to knit it. What do you think? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such an intertwined cable….I wonder if I can figure out how to do it on my own? I think it would be awesome on a scarf or pair of socks. Hmmm…
Do you see the fabric on the horses neck? Knitted. Or something that looks like knitting. See? Knitting IS everywhere…
We had a wonderful dinner last night, and the opera was beautiful. Our seats are on the highest tier (teeny tiny people on stage…), but we didn’t want to buy better ones until we were sure that Larry would like it. Last night the woman next to me got sick during the first intermission. She threw up everywhere. It was really really gross – except they moved us to the orchestra section – in the 6th row. Wow. What a difference! We didn’t need opera glasses to see the singers – and it was a completely amazing experience to see their expressions and to see the sets so close that we could see all the small details. I really hope the woman feels better today, but damn! I’m sort of glad it happened (and I was glad she didn’t get my coat like she got everyone else’s).
So I’m home now, relaxed and happy after a nice weekend with Larry. And no, I didn’t get to any yarn shops. But…I did come home to a nice surprise..
Dyed in the Wool Handmade – this is Corriedale in the Plaintain colorway. Just like my laceweight, I realized that I have a lot of blue roving. So I’m trying to branch out. The colors are a little stronger in person, but I just couldn’t get it in the picture.
This is pencil roving – a superwash/sea cell blend – the colorway is Twigs and Berries. I love it. I can’t wait to spin this up. I saw this pencil roving in another colorway on someone’s blog and it spun up beautifully. So I had to get some. The roving came fairly quickly and the whole experience was nice, so I recommend. Go look – she also has hand-dyed and hand-spun yarn. Very pretty.
OK, I think I’m going to go take a nap and then maybe do some spinning – a lot of walking this weekend and I’m ready to relax.
Have a great Sunday!