We spent a couple days in New York recently and I've got a weird mix of things to share with you from our trip.
First, we saw a couple of public crafters. This woman was knitting in Bryant Park
, which is right across from the new Kinokuniya
(scroll on that page for store addresses). Very convenient after spending two hours looking at Every. Single. Craft. Book. in the Japanese bookstore. I didn't find anything I *had* to have. And, believe me, I *tried*.
I had Andrew pretend to take a picture of me (my hair is on the left) so I could document her craftiness. How spy are we? :)
We also sat next to a girl on the subway crocheting a long, yellow chain. I totally wanted to ask her if she knew about foundation single crochet, but I didn't want to be weird.
We saw this awesome owl on the front of a brownstone. So adorable! I love how he's wrapped in leaves.
And I hit the alterations and repairs motherload! This dry cleaner is (apparently) too cheap to order the window decals, so he tore the sheet out of the catalog and pinned it to the mannequin in the window.
I'd assumed that all the different alterations and repairs people
were the result of the changing times, but it seems that they are selling many of them concurrently.