If you’re looking for sordid spring break tales of wet t-shirt contests, margaritas, white sandy beaches, or the like, you’re barking up the wrong blog. Maybe next time. This year, my spring break destination was New York City! I was lured to Brooklyn with the promise of cupcakes, a Broadway show, and deluxe air mattress accommodations, so how could I say no? (Hmm…if only the three could have occurred simultaneously…) But I did manage to get a sunburn, so that’s gotta count for something.
This time around, my favorite part of visiting Manhattan was the World Financial Center, with two art exhibits (“The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” and “Amazonia Design, Fashion & Sustainable Economy”) which magically happened to be chock-full of my four favorite things: yarn, clothes, furniture, and jewelry—all with an environmentally-friendly message, to boot!
And I have to give Brooklyn props for the Botanic Gardens! I had never been there before and it was really beautiful. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, so that made it even better.
Tired feet left nothing to do but knit in the evenings, so I made some good progress on the Gathered Cardi. Yes, I decided to knit the Gathered Cardi from Knit.1. I also added my own crafty little modification to the pattern and I was all sorts of proud of my sly knitting ways, when I realized I may have miscalculated one of the measurements. And when I say I “miscalculated,” what I really mean is that I was too arrogant and lazy to do a gauge swatch in the first place and I am probably going to get exactly what I deserve…
But that’s another post.