Friday, October 17, 2008

Broadway Show

Today was a weird day at the museum. I applied makeup on turtle fossils so that it will photograph better. After finishing the photoshoot with the supermodel fossil, I took away makeup by applying deep cleansing lotion on it.

Joe, my fellow colleague asked me whether or not I had plans, I thought I should go see a Broadway show.

Whilst knitting on Marie's scarf in the subway, I really decided to go see a Broadway show. Instead of taking the bus, I went out to the BIG SCARY Times Square.

"Times Square is dangerous!" "Don't walk there alone at night!" that's what my mom told me.

.....but I lived in dangerous and scary Baltimore for 2 years, and I lived to tell the tale. I can pretend to look and act tough when needed.

So I proceeded straight to 8th Avenue and 47th St. to get a discounted ticket




The Little Mermaid!

Wow wow it was SOOOO GOOOD! There were certainly moms my age, and they were as pumped as their daughters. Wow it was really great! I'm inspired to go see more...when I get more funding from my jobs.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I keep meeting famous people!

Yesterday I discovered that there is another yarn store near the museum. I checked out Annie & Co. on Madison on Sunday, and was quite pleased with it.

Knitty City has late hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so I can stop by after work, and knit and meet some knitters in New York! How perfect.

And! They were going to have Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne speak about the new book! Whoa! And I never meet famous people. The closest I got was when my buddy sold a shirt to Joey from NSYNC. I'm showing age.

I absolutely loved their projects. I'm definitely making the coat and maybe even the rug they are holding....after I finish the scarf, socks, and the vest.

The people I met here were REALLY nice. I really liked their yarn selection too. I wish I can finish the darn scarf, socks, and the vest so I can start making cool things I saw in the store.

And the lovely Mason Dixon ladies signed my new book, and one of them even went to write "turtle fossils 4ever" :)

I'm really excited!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Yarn Harlot!

I like New York. How about you? I like it, how about you?

There seems to be lots of stuff going on here. I mean LOTS. I was cruising around on ravelry and discovered that the Yarn Harlot aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
is coming to sign books and say hello! I never meet famous people!

I invited my fellow medical illustrator to be inspired to knit. She sure was inspired to get one of the copies of the book.

And look! She even held my orange sock in progress, and thought it was real nice! Yaaaay!! I got to hold onto her thick warm sock!

Now I have a signed copy of her latest book! See that in my hand?

Hat 3 is done!

Hat 3 is done! Now I have to find a post office....

Monday, October 13, 2008


This museum is BIG. I found my way all right. It even has its own metro stop...ahem the subway.

People kept telling me how there were going to be elephants when I first go in, but instead I was greeted by dinosaurs. A Brontosaur and an allosaur to be exact. Cool!

It's a really beautiful and HUGE museum. I hope I can find my way around. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Central Park Grandess

Central Park is big.  Once you get in, you can't really get out.  To me, it's not really that "nature"-y.  

I guess I have been spoiled by looking/fighting/appreciating Georgia nature.  Heck, I had to climb down a big steep hill with rocks, trees, and slippery moss in order to teach at UGA.  

It is pretty though.  I especially liked these open areas with a little view of the city:

Please don't ask me where I took them.  They are in Central Park.  I don't know...near the museum?  

I wanted to go to this yarn store on the "other side" of the park, but I couldn't for about half an hour because I was trying to get out of the park.  The park is intense in a way that it has layers of fences.  I can probably climb over them no problem, but there are signs saying one cannot cross them.  hmmm

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Off to New York!

Here we go!  If I can make it there, I'll make it everywhere, come on come through, New York, New York!

So I get on my flight and begin my *first* knitting to be done in New York:

Pattern:  Overdue Hat aka My Knitty Haven by My Knitty Haven
Yarn: Lion Brand Woo-Ease
Needles: US 6 12" circulars
Size: L
Made for: The Great Hat Race Sudden Death

I'm surprised I'm in the semi-finals.  That means if I finish this I'll at least get second place. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Great Hat Race Round 2

Since the Great Hat Race coincided with Hat Attack, there are only three players including myself.  Hmm, maybe I'll win something this time!

Asher inherited this acrylic yarn from his lab, so I used most of it in order to create this little hat:

Pattern: Butterfly Baby Hat by Melisa Darniedar
Yarn: Mystery 100% Acrylic yarn
Needles: US 5 circular 12"
Size: Medium

Oh yes!!!! My mom made these cats for me for my birthday!  Both Asher and myself are really excited and play with them almost daily.  They are so photogenic and cute!!