Big Apple Adventures

Sigh! I heart NY!
An inside-to-out photo from Purl Soho.  A pretty yarn store whose reputation precedes it.   Their blog, full of inspirational projects is called the Purl Bee.  It is a favorite go-to place to find free and fantastic patterns.  The online Purl store has glam-shots of yarn and is always on the cutting edge of what is new and current in the world of yarn.  That is soooooo New York!

I couldn’t resist buying some souvenirs.  Soon no doubt, you will see new projects and new yarns in the shop.  The fallout from this adventure.
For now you will have to make do with some more pics.  Continue reading for more! More NY art! more NY design! more NY colour! more NY gab!

I was not the only one having a New York adventure this past week.  Our very own Kate Austin (Knit Cafe collaborator) debuted her latest pattern designs at the New York Surtex show.  This is the show where the trade goes shopping for hot trends in surface design that might show up on your note book or your curtains next year. Kate had the most charming of patterns to ply – full of colour and wit and charisma!  I was so lucky to see them first hand.  If you would like to see them too have a look at

Also this week, the New York Times Magazine could not shut up about knitting. Who can blame them!
A full article about yarn-bombing revealed another project form New York based crochet artist Olek.  In the dead of night Wall Street’s “Charging Bull”, the bronze statue by Arturo Di Modica got a bit cozier.  There is a video that accompanies the article showing the art-outlaw in action as well as profiles of other crafty graffiti artists.
Still there is more from the New York Times Magazine.  An article about the new economy in Iceland mentions the resurgence of a knit industry, including knit-centric tours of the country.  A country so chilly knows a thing or two about knitting.  Who wants to go? I know I do.

And now : more from Purl

If you have your own NY yarn adventures to tell – let us know!  We love to hear from you.

Craftily yours – Kristin

One response to “Big Apple Adventures

  1. I have been to this shop and its so much fun, enough to keep needle artists of every variety inspired! I picked up a few things from my adventures too…It’s a must-do for a fiberistas NYC trip!

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