Most people go into New York City to see a show or visit a museum. I do, too, but not this time! Recently, on a frigid day, my daughter and I spent some time in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to experience tasty food and beautiful yarn with a side of do-it-yourself terrariums. I have her to thank for most of the places we visited – she’s become quite the adventurer. We had a wonderfully fun day!
The big highlight of the trip for both of us was our visit to the Lion Brand Studio. If you’re ever in New York you need to make this a priority. Lion Brand is one of our favorite yarn companies! We’ve been a fan of Homespun for a number of years and Heartland, one of their newer yarns, is definitely a close second. It’s especially fun to visit one of their only brick and mortar stores, and to have the chance to experience firsthand all of the yarns we normally order online.
Homespun continues to be our go-to choice for warm, cuddly scarves. Now, with the advent of the Thick & Quick version, a scarf knits up in no time. My daughter finished hers within a week of our visit. I just finished mine but I have to weave in the ends before I can wear it.
The scarf it’s replacing is one I made when my daughter was still in high school. The red, black and white colorway – Easton’s school colors – was discontinued but I was able to snag a skein before it disappeared. I wore it to every football game and I still pick it up and wear it before any other scarf. It’s been through the wash a number of times and comes out snuggly soft every time.
The rest of the day was equally fun. Enjoy some pics from the other great things we did.
Don’t you wish you’d been along?!