What’s in Store For The New Year

Lots of things are in the works;  I’ve updated my Zibbet shop, ordered new business cards and other goodies, and of course, working on new items for you!  What I’m really excited about is attending VogueKnitting Live! in New York City on Saturday, January 18th at the Marriott Marquis!  If you are interested in attending, click on the link for more info and to register for classes or to shop in the marketplace:  http://www.vogueknittinglive.com/ehome/66410. This is one event I’ve been really looking forward to attending.  Since I’ve just started to learn to knit, I feel like a brand new world has opened up for me, and all that means more goodies to list in the shop 🙂

I’m also hoping to experiment with different yarns.  I have fallen in love with Noro, which can be purchased through Little Knits’ website at http://littleknits.com/yarn/noro.html.  The colors are absolutely stunning, and I can just imagine all the wonderful scarves, hats, and gloves that can be made with them.   Noro also has a magazine available, which I purchased and I call it my “eye candy” magazine for obvious reasons 🙂  Click on the magazine to purchase a copy through WEBS’ website:

Some other yarns I’m hoping to work with include Crystal Palace, Debbie Bliss, and Poems.  All of these brands have such beautiful colors available and can also be purchased on  Little Knits’ website.  Poems yarn is available through Universal Yarn’s website at http://www.universalyarn.com/yarn.php

Have a great weekend everybody and happy stitching!


Craving a Change of Scenery This Weekend

I’m thinking of taking a train ride to New York City on Saturday.   I love to take a walk in Central Park this time of year with the leaves changing, and then head over to an art museum, possibly The Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Guggenheim.   If I’m lucky, I’ll find some inspiration for creating new crochet designs :).

I would never go into the city without taking my “mandatory” bus ride to SoHo and visit my favorite bookstore, Strand on Broadway .  It is probably one of the last of the independent bookstores around, and has so much charm to it.   After that, I’ll probably just get “lost” walking around Greenwich Village  and find some out-of-the-way cool shops.  I know of one yarn shop,  Purl SoHo, that’ll I’ll definitely have to visit since they moved into a larger location on Broome Street.    Their former location on Sullivan Street was so small, I don’t think they could fit 10 people in the store comfortably.

I think this sounds like a good day, and I’ll definitely have to top it off with a cup of coffee and a slice of New York pizza 🙂

What are you planning for the weekend?

“New York State of Mind”