Tony & I had breakfast in Times Square, walked around, took a ferry out on the Hudson and went to the Statue of Liberty. Afterwards we went on a mini yarn crawl. I picked 3 shops so we wouldn't be pounding the pavement all day. Who knew there were about 20 yarn shops in that city?
There were a few other choice shops I wish I would have gone to, however it's all in hindsight and next time I will see if the other shops would be more worth it.
359 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
This one was in Chinatown....From what I heard & read they had a massive selection of yarn...could've fooled me and what they had was all acrylic & a few hanks of Cascade 220. Nobody greeted me or anything... I was not impressed and walked out.
459 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
In Soho of course....I thought it would have been bigger but it was beautiful, the people were VERY friendly & helpful. The shop was clean and colorful and I couldn't decide what I wanted. I did come out with 2 hanks of Spud & Cloë Fine sock in the colorway Dachschund which is a dark olive green. They didn't have in stock what I was wanting, (Fiber Company Organik for a Hannah Fettig cardigan) So I'll look around for that one.
98 Thompson Street, New York, NY
When I first walked up to it in The Village, it was not what I expected and I wasn't sure I would go in. It looked like a closet, but in I went. A woman came out, said hi, sat down, ignored me. It was small. crisp,clean & cute. It was also expensive beyond belief. If you wanted to buy one of their kits, you would either spend the $100 or more for the kit or spend $150 or more and have them knit the item up for you!..ohhhh...Not cheap but it was in a nicer area of the city. More a 'designer' shop then anything. If I had money to blow whenever I wanted, yes I would have come out with something, but that didn't happen.
All in all it was a great trip, lots of fun, walking & laughter & I came home with some yarn.
Happy Monday & Happy Knitting!