I’m finding my way around this city quite nicely now, the map reading and train catching is a piece of cake. What I am struggling with, is my internal compass. So far I’m finding I need to walk a block before I work out I’m going in the wrong direction. It’s very frustrating and I hope things will improve when I have my natural navigator with me come Saturday.
What can I say, I did some verified touristing this morning by taking the Rockefeller tour and a ride to the observation deck. The tour itself was the highlight. It’s always great when you have a tour guide who loves his job and loves his city. Today was his 39 year anniversary of living in the city, so his tour consisted of all his favourite art and architecture around the Rockefeller centre. The stories about the centre are so interesting, I’d highly recommend doing this if you ever go. The trip to the top of the building, was less so. I’m at the top, whoopee wow. Perhaps it’s more inspiring at night? The photos I took look cool, I just didn’t have an oh my gosh moment… Maybe the Empire State building will be better?
Once again I did some yarn store visiting. A girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do. Yarn and Co. was awesome! A light and bright studio with some fantastic yarn and yarn I haven’t seen at the other stores so far. Ooh shiny and new. There are unverified reports I lost my mind. The sales clerk commented on my good taste in yarn 🙂 I got two skeins of the Verdant Gryphon Bugga in green and turquoise, Miss babs in pink and three more colours of Koigu. I was mentally singing Happy Birthday to myself. Hmm…
And then because it’s in the neighbourhood (and I planned it that way), I visited Knitty City next. Once again a lovely store, jammed choco block full of yarn. I didn’t get a lot of attention, which I didn’t mind, carrying a great big bag of yarn from their competitor may have had something to do with it. I still managed to score some Koigu. ‘Score’, is probably the most accurate term to use here. I could have bought more, but I didn’t, I’d already exceeded my daily average of skeins purchased. How does one hide yarn from ones husband when on holiday?
I visited the American Folk Art Museum, I found this a little disappointing it’s quite small and the exhibitions (2) weren’t to my taste, the gift store was inspiring though and the staff were friendly.
Damian tells me it could be snowing on Friday, so I’m off the the Empire state tomorrow, wish me luck.