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NYC Recap.

I’m going to keep this post short because I’m still recovering from The Trip To NYC and need some serious knitting therapy that only my Cable Detail Sweater can provide.  So here goes:

We arrived in NYC via the Lincoln Tunnel and passed right in front of the Javits Center, which is hosting the New York Comic Con this weekend.  If this trip weren’t all about my daughter, I totally would’ve gone to this.  Because I like comic books and stuff, that’s why.  Moving on…

We met up with my mom at the American Girl Place, who I hadn’t seen in a while and missed terribly.  We went to the shop’s cafe for lunch, which was just lovely.

My daughter with her friends.


We then went out into the city to Times Square to see the sights, but were too early for the Occupy Wall St. sit-in.

... but not too early to meet up with SpongeBob.


We went to Rockefeller Center to see the skaters, however, it’s hard to maintain an ice rink when October feels like May.  So we went to visit the Lego Store.

Lego dragons make me smile. They'll make you smile, too.


Dinner, more walking, and a looooooooong bus trip home ensued.  All in all, a really fun and memorable day…

… despite not visiting a single yarn shop (gasp!  What’s up with that???), and only getting this far on the Socks For My Child:

It's a start.



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Travel Knitting: Sweater, Socks, Or Socks?

Rhinebeck Rhinebeck Rhinebeck.  That’s all anyone who’s into yarn is talking about this week.  What to wear to Rhinebeck.  What to pack for Rhinebeck.  How to play interactive bingo at Rhinebeck.  And, most importantly, what project to bring to Rhinebeck. It’s been a dilemma for many a knitter.

Well, I have a dilemma, too.  I’m not going to Rhinebeck… huh?  No no, that’s not the actual dilemma… I mean, it is a dilemma, because I really would’ve loved to go, but that’s not what I was getting at… what?  What other dilemma is there this week, you ask? Well if you’d let me finish, I’ll tell you.  Shush.

I’m not going to Rhinebeck because I’m going to NYC for the day with my daughter.  We’ll mostly be doing stuff she loves, like going to the American Girl Place,

Simultaneously the most amazing, and the scariest, store in NYC.

going to Times Square to watch the billboards,

going to a museum,

My daughter will LOVE this exhibit... her favorite insect!

and all the while, enjoying the culinary delicacies that NYC has to offer.

... but do they have roasted chestnuts? I will NOT leave the city until I get some. Period.

Doesn’t sound like much of a dilemma, does it?  Turns out that I have the same problem that many of those Rhinebeckers have, something that I’ve been spending a lot of time pondering but not making much headway:  what knitting project to bring on the trip?  So I’ll ask you, my loyal readers, for help on what I should bring.  Check out the poll in the sidebar… let’s have a little fun with this.

For a 1-day excursion, in which you’ll be pounding the pavement part of the time, and sitting on a bus part of the time, would you bring your current WIP,

Making great progress on this... I'm working on the sleeves now.

yarn to start another pair of socks for yourself,

This is Dyed Bright Here's High Society Sock Yarn, colorway "Polo Ponies".

or yarn to start another pair of socks for your child?

South West Trading Company's TOFUtsies. Originally for me, but then my daughter found my secret yarn stash...

Majority wins, but I’d love to read your opinions, too.  Feel free to leave comments.  What is the best kind of knitting to bring on a trip?

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