Sunday, July 2, 2017

Pink Saturday Goes to Knitty City

Pink Saturday sweetness at Knitty City

When my Instagram friend, Janmary, visited this week, our meeting took place at the fabulous yarn store and community hub, Knitty City. I'm not a knitter -- though it's always in the back of my mind to learn -- but I'd visited there earlier this year and posted a picture on Instagram. Janmary, who was intrigued and included a visit here as part of her New York itinerary. Knowing there are a number of serious knitters in Buttercupland, I knew I wanted to share my pictures on Pink Saturday.

My favorite sweater on display was the pink and lavender sweetness in the picture above, but this beige beauty was a close second.

This display of yarn and books caught my attention. I'm focused on the gray Irish knit shawl on the left. It's summer now, but one day next winter this would be the perfect cozy.

One picture I realize I didn't take is the round table at the back of the store. Sitting around the table are eight or ten women knitting and talking. It reminded me so much of the yarn shop in Connecticut where my mother -- a champion knitter -- spent many happy hours knitting and making friends. It's a very different time and place, but the warm feelings and easy conversation remain the same.
 
It's a sunny (and hot) day in New York. I've got a fun day ahead with brunch and a theater outing to the West Village and you know there will be pictures to share. I hope you all have happy plans for the day, too. 
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.      
 

11 comments:

Mildred said...

Sadly, I never learned to knit or crochet but I do dearly love these shops. I have several blog friends who would love to see this post and I'll pass along the link to your blog. Hope you have a lovely outing today!

Melinda said...

My Mom taught me how to knit but I haven't picked up my needles for awhile. The store looks lot a lot of fun to visit.

Have fun in your outing and enjoy your holiday!

M : )

Mevely317 said...

My mother was a great knitter, as well! Once in her final weeks, when communication became a challenge, I had an idea to bring her knitting needles. Instinctively, her fingers began trying to knit-perl-knit.

I've tried on several occasions to learn but being left-handed, Frustration kept rearing it's ugly head and we wound up retiring to a bottle of wine. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

D. Kissinger said...

Mildred told me about your blog posting today. Knitty City looks like a WONDERFUL yarn shop.

There probably isn't a snowballs chance in Florida of me making it there any time soon, but it is on my bucket list for some day.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!!!

Ann said...

Knitty City is full of gorgeous yarns--every color. When I was a young expecting Mom, I made beautiful sweater sets for my babies.
Ann

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My mother was a knitter but I never learned and now I wish I had. My granddaughter learned on You Tube and had made some nice scarves and sweaters.

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

I'm not a knitter either, but I'd love to have that yummy gray wrap you shared in the magazine photo!

Have a great PS and a Happy 4th!

Dana

Wandering Wren said...

I know, I'm like you, not a knitter but there is just something about all those beautiful wools, or should I say yarns, that just makes me want to start!!
I am following you every step of your blog makeover with keen interest you are motivating me!!!
Have a lovely week
Wren x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I knitted a long time ago, Carol. I think I learned in Girl Scouts but I haven't done it for years and never got past the long scarf stage of knotting...lol. I wish I could make a shawl like the one you showed. It is gorgeous!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love knit and crochet so that store would be right up my alley. Thankfully, it's not close by as I already have enough projects that I need to finish up. Enjoy your day, it's a beautiful one here.

TARYTERRE said...

sadly i do not know how to knit. but i paid for both my daughters to learn when they were children and they loved it.