Sunday, January 28, 2007

Busy Girl = Bad Blogger

Look what happens when things get busy around here. I forget all about my blog and my blog-pals. Of course, that's really not true. I haven't had much time for posting, reading, commenting and e-mailing, but I have been thinking about my blog pals while I was away.

So, what have I been up to? Well, the four-day whirlwind started on Thursday, with a last minute trip to NYC. On Wednesday, I read a post by my "long lost twin sister" Christine about how she'd be flying into NYC to do a deposition and would have some free time before her evening flight. Christine and I refer to ourselves as twins because we have so much in common it's a wonder we aren't the same person. We are Geminis, who's guys share a birthday. We both started dating our honeys on June 26th. We love dachshunds - although I lose major points for not having one and telling Pea he can't have a dog. There is so much more we share, but it would make the post too long, so I'll just say again, we are twins. So how could I not jump on the opportunity to hop on a train and spend the afternoon with her!!!

As luck would have it, her deposition was finished in record time and she was waiting for me in Grand Central, flagging me down with our super secret twin signal (waving her sock in progress around so I could spot her more quickly!!!). It was really weird to realize that we were meeting for the first time, since I feel like I've known her for years.

Because I am a terrible tour guide and also because we were somewhat short on time, we only hit one yarn store. As you can see on the left, it was packed with yarn, so I think Christine wasn't too disappointed. This is The Yarn Connection on Madison Avenue, and it is well worth the trip. The somewhat small space was stuffed with sock yarns, sale yarns, wool yarns, cotton yarns, needles, notions, books, patterns, and a great selection of Christine's favorite crack Rowan Kidsilk Haze and more!!! The staff could not have been nicer, asking all about us and making a big deal out of our blogger story. They offered to help when needed, but left us free to pet the yarn and talk non-stop. As Christine said, they must have been very thankful to have the silence back when we left!

Surprisingly, we were both pretty happy to look and touch but not buy (much). Christine is stash-a-longing and was limited to sock yarn only. I'm also supposed to be on a self-inflicted yarn famine due to 1) the hugeness of my current stash and 2) the fact that I don't have a job or much room in the budget. We both managed to behave (although I may not have been so strong on the rest of my weekend - Christine, I needed your good influence with me when I went to more yarn stores!!!) We each limited ourselves to trying the new Tofutsies sock yarn. How can you resist a brand new, state-of-the-art (by which I mean crab and shrimp shell blend) yarn??? It Swept Me Off My Feet!!

21 comments:

miss88keys said...

WOW! How great for you to finally meet your "twin". I can't think of anything better than meeting a fellow knit-blogger at a yarn store for yarn fondling & talking! Sounds like you had a great time & I'll be interested to see how you enjoy knitting the Tofutsies.

Jennifer said...

How fun for you and Christine to meet! You'll have to let us know how it is to knit the Tofutsies. I'm very intrigued.

Madelyn said...

Hi, I came across your blog via Runagogo. I'm frequently in Manhattan and I will make sure I "walk" to the Yarn Connection. Thanks for the referral :-)

Zonda said...

I think it's neat to meet fellow bloggers! That yarn is really nice, hehe still cracks me up what it's made of!

Anonymous said...

Dude! You went to the yarn shop that is less than 4 blocks from my office! If you have more warning next time, let me know. :)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Ragan said...

Well now...you have a very good reason for not blogging!!! :)

Melissa said...

What a fun time! I love your tofutsies sock yarn! I am so glad you had a fun time in the city, even if you only hit 1 yarn store!

Heide said...

Dahling, twin time AND a yarn store more than excuse any missed blogging. Sounds like a delightful day. What will you make with your Tofutsies?

Sonya said...

What a fun afternoon! Good reason for not blogging. I'm intrigued by your sock yarn. Is it soft?

Kathy said...

Why can't Pea have a dog????? I'm in the Pea dog camp. hee hee

Bella said...

My mommy told me that you were really nice and fun, but I'm a bit concerned about the lack of a dachshund in your family. We've got a spare one - I'd be happy to UPS him to you.......

Sourire11 said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day!

KeanaLee said...

That is totally cool you 2 got to meet. Any pics of "the twins" together with their yarn that you can post? ince I am solely committed to socks for this year. I would love to get some of that, let us know how it goes for you!

Nancy said...

Crab & Shrimp shells? Interesting! Sounds like you gals had fun.

Kelly said...

Glad you both had a good time. Can't wait to her how you like the sock yarn. It sounds really interesting!

knittinmom said...

How fun! I love meeting other knit bloggers in person (after reading their blogs and feeling like I know them already)! And isn't that Tofutsies awesome? Can't wait to hear what you think about it all knit up.

Jennifer said...

Ooh - I love Yarn Connection. It's what a yarn store is supposed to be! Isn't Tofutsies amazing? We'll have to compare notes. I'm so glad you got to meet your twin in person. How fun!

kimberly said...

Lucky you-sounds like a great time!

Kimberly said...

That was me-kimberly
www.thegivingflower.de
blogger!!

JessaLu said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time!! :o)

Alisha said...

What a fun time....and I love the sock yarn!!!

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