May 22, 2013

A trip to NYC

This past weekend I went to New York City with work for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.  One of the first things I did when I found out I would be in NYC was to see how far the Lion Brand Yarn Studio was to our hotel.  Turns out it was just a little over a mile away!  So, I drug my coworker along with me to my one "tourist" request of the weekend.  The store surprised me a little in being smaller than I expected, but it was so welcoming and fun to be in.  The creativity it shows and inspires through its interior design and displays is something I think many of the lys around here lack.  I didn't buy any yarn, but I did check out first hand their LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel yarn.  I wouldn't make anything for apparel out of it, but I think it can make some amazing home decor items.  I did buy a crochet hook organizer, a retractable tape measure, and some gifts for family and friends.  

The other thing that shocked me is to find myself being star struck by some of the ladies working there.  They are the ones that are in their tutorials!  I think that just shows how much of a yarnie I am!

Definitely one of the highlights to my trip, and will visit again if I am ever back in the big apple.