Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Where Did The Socks Go?

And you say whaaaaaat?

Well... Let me back track a bit. Last Thursday, work sent me to NYC for East Pack Expo. With such a short notice, I decided to cast on a pair of easy socks to knit while I am walking around in the expo. I started them while i was on the train, and once I got out of Grand Central (no photo there... DOH!) I started walking towards to Freefoods for breakfast. While walking, I show my pair of socks around town:

Time Square was a little dark due to the clouds. Oh well. While I was at Freefoods, I had a hard time choosing what I want to eat since there were so many different awesome organic foods there, but I settle for these:

My melon smoothie and mango. The smoothie is made with honeydew, goats milk yogurt, honey and mint, and the mango was infused with agave syrup and mint. I also got an organic bagel with organic cream cheese - SO YUMMY.

Sadly, I would say that's about the highlight of my expo trip, since the trade show isn't THAT exciting. I did have one person come up to me while knitting and asked me if my needles were "medical devices". HUH? Yeah...

Saturday I went to Dream Come True Farm with Archiknist. I swear I thought we were going to melt while we were there - it was SO. HOT. And it still is! While we were there, we saw two Nigerian goats. They were so tiny and cute!

That's a mama goat!!! Isn't she cute and tiny? :) She actually provides the milk that makes the soaps the farm sells! So awesome. There are also llamas, alpacas and sheep on site. I was so good and didn't buy anything!!!

Speaking of anything, a box showed up in my house few days ago:

A drop spindle and lots of rovings! When I went to MDS&W last month, I went to the ravelry party, but due to time constraint, I didn't stay for the raffle and gave my ticket to Anarchy, who I met during the party. Apparently my ticket won, and instead of keeping the drop spindle, she messaged me in ravelry and sent me the spindle, and threw in some roving for me to try too! Knitters are SO generous! I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I'm thinking of doing that this weekend.

Another thing I received this past week was this:

It's the Amish Friendship Bread from Knitsheady. Today is day 9, and tomorrow, I need to split it and bake it and give four of the starters to four friends. It's a good thing I'm going to SnB tomorrow :) I saw this on the internet a lot, and apparently it's quite a popular thing to do - although it is my first one ever.

So no knitting to show this post due to these:

I've been busy making my wedding invitations. I decided that I really like the one I saw online but didn't want to pay the hefty price, so I bought whole sheet paper and am making them myself! I want to mail them up at the 1000 Islands so I got less than a month to finish them. I better hurry! It's a good thing I'm almost done with the cover :).

Well, I'm off cutting more paper. Maybe next time, there will be some knitting to show, or maybe even garden stuff! :)


acambras said...

I did have one person come up to me while knitting and asked me if my needles were "medical devices". HUH? Yeah...

Why yes, they are medical devices -- psychoactive medical devices. You see, when I handle them, they release therapeutic endorphins necessary to handle all the day-to-day BS in life. What happens when I don't have my uh, medical devices with me? Well, the endorphins come to a grinding halt. And I experience unexpected buildups of snarkiness. And then, well um, you'd better back up now, perhaps...

WifeMomKnitter said...

HE HE HE HE HE! That Acambras is hysterical!

We'll have to make a field trip to Dream Come True Farm someday.

Karen said...

Love the photos of NY and your socks traveling around the city. :) And you have really taken on a challenge with doing your own wedding invites! They will be beautiful and with you doing them, exactly the way you want, too. :) Have a GREAT day!

KnelleyBelley said...

You're a busy girl. Don't know how you do it all.

Now go make those invites!

Knittymuggins said...

Love the socks in the city photos! And aren't goaties just adorable? Any time we see them here we have to exclaim over how cute they are :) I love your new spinning gift (you are on the contest roll lately, no?) and can't wait to see what you make. Hope the invitations are coming along nicely!