Yes it is folks. It is already the end of the weekend. I swear it was Friday yesterday! Weekends seem to be rather sneaky these days, and hopefully everyone had a lovely one. I know I did 🙂
To keep my hands busy I’ve been working on these wonderful granny stars.
I have no idea for them or project in particular I’m honestly just making them for the sake of making them. The idea of starting a bigger, more committed project at the moment makes me want to have a spaz…so smaller projects it is! Especially since fashion week is swiftly approaching, and during that time I will be a cranky, zombie pants.
I’ve been using all my Stylecraft colors for the twinkles and I love seeing all my colorful squish yarnballs in a basket! HAPPINESS!
Okay, so enough yarn porn, back to the stars. I’ve started blocking a few using my ghetto set up. It does the trick though so no complaints here. Yay for being resourceful! I started weaving the ends in before I pinned them down to be blocked and then my patience went away after 5 minutes of doing that, so I just pinned the down straggly ends and all.
I also had a very lovely Saturday with my guy. My mom bought me a book about the history of New York a while ago and it has some historical walking tours in the back of the book separated by neighborhood, so Danny and I tried out the Greenwich Village walk.
Let me tell you, we had a blast! It took a while for him to get into it because we look like super tourists. I mean I had to stop and read facts from the book, and I had my big honking camera, and we got lost a few times…oops. But still so much fun :):):) And we learnt some wonderful history about our great city!
We started our great journey of history at Washington Square Park.
This is one of my favorite spots in the city. This neighborhood is home to some of the oldest homes in America. You turn a corner and there is a tiny gate in the junction between two buildings. You get closer and peek through and you can see one of the most beautiful properties in the city, Grove Court, nestled in there.
We also stumbled upon a car covered in gummy bears…..
Here I am being the dorky tour guide, historian extraordinaire!
The Whitehorse Tavern is one of the oldest in the country that’s still standing and operating. History tidbit *Welsh poet Dylan Thomas set a record of downing 18 whiskies here in one night and then he died the next morning.
Our tour ended on the Hudson River overlooking Jersey.
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