So firstly...there have been quite a few commenters lately- just wanted to say that you guys rock! I get comments on my blog all the time- but 99% of the time they're in Russian or wanting to give my readers access to Louis Vuitton knock-offs and it's super awesome to get a real comment from a real person!
Secondly, I'm going to New York City and I leave on Friday! I'm so pumped- Rob called the other day in the middle of the work day which normally isn't a good thing. So I answered and good news- he has to be in New York next week for work do I want to come? At first I said no- I can't really afford the airline ticket right now, much less anything else. But then I thought- how perfect would it be to stay in New York with my hotel paid for and run around to yarn shops and pimp Good For Ewe? This is a really amazing opportunity- a little shore notice though. There's lots of shops, I'm sure I can meet with a couple of them. And then when Rob is out of meetings for the day we can hang out in NYC. So yeah- I'm in! It means that I'm definitely done Christmas shopping- which I think I was anyway (sweet!) and I'm going to be eaten Ramen noodles for a while once I get back, but I'm going to NYC the week before Christmas with my dude and it's going to be AWESOME!
Naturally, the first priority was trip knitting. I scooted over to Ravelry and checked my queue for some fabulous lacy sock pattern and started feeling a little guilty. I've got mittens that (apart from the magazine and cable needle they require) would be great travel knitting. I've still got 2 more doilies to make (and 1 to finish) before Christmas, a hat for my web designer girl, and of course- 2 pairs of socks already on the needles. Okay, maybe I won't start a new project. If I'm going to be running around in NYC, how much time am I going to have to knit anyway? Oh yeah- 2 flights and a layover EACH way, subway getting around to the different shops, long taxi rides? Long lines at the store? I don't know. Traveling without knitting just isn't going to happen. So, doilies on the plane that stay in the room and then traveling socks- perfect! But those mittens...
Okay...I have a few things to get done before I go, including buying some jeans that fit, nice shoes that don't have a 4 inch heel, make arrangements for the cats, and of course- finish my mittens!
Happy Hannukah to you all, and to all a good night! (Now that I know I'm a little bit Jewish I can totally say that)