Monday, October 02, 2006

Weekend with a Friend

Renee visited me this weekend. She is about 10 weeks pregnant but barely showing. We talked a lot about pregnancy and relationships and all the other usual girl talk. We saw a show (yes, I saw The Wedding Singer again, and yes, it was worth it), walked around SoHo and the Village, and watched a couple episodes of Weeds on DVD at my house.

Renee at La Figaro Cafe, Greenwich Village

While we were walking back to our car, we saw this:

It somehow seems wrong to me that Burger King's are now wired. What is this world coming to?

I bought two books tonight. I sooo didn't need another knitting book, but I couldn't resist. Knit 2 Together is a book that I was not really excited about when I heard it was coming out. One of the author's is Tracey Ullman, so I expected it to be full of novelty knits or something. There are more than 10 projects in it that I would actually knit. A couple of them are even planned for the immediate future (think Xmas). I am thinking of the House Slippers for a couple of the difficult-to-buy-for-males in my family and the Lacy Hug Me Tight Shrug for me (after Xmas, of course). The pattern for that uses one of my favorite yarns, Blue Sky Alpaca Silk.

The other book I bought tonight I just came across on my way to the knitting magazine section- SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony. I don't know why I was attracted to this book. It is hard cover (and therefore, more expensive than I usually spend on random books) with a black & white cover of very homely people from the 60's. It sounded interesting though and I haven't read in a while since knitting has taken over my free time. I think I like reading about the history of places I like now. Another example of this is Portland's Pearl District (OR), which is basically a downtown area of old warehouses turned lofts.

On the knitting front, I have only 4 repeats (plus the crochet border) left on the lace blanket!

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