I finally finished Crumpets and gifted it to our very pregnant lab administrator! She promptly held it up for everyone to see and obscured her face at the same time, making this picture perfect for posting. (When my boss saw it was a gift from me, he *knew* it would be hand knitted and asked me "is it a *special* gift?" wink wink. Then, when he saw that I had sewn in a "Très Chic Véronique" label on the dress, he was very disappointed that I hadn't sewn one on his DNA scarf. I guess I'm bringing a sewing needle and some thread to work tomorrow!). This lab baby shower was held at Alice's Tea Cup on 64th & Lex and we gorged on tiny sandwiches (with the crusts cut off!) and huge scones. Oh, and they have lots of different teas! Yum.
On the way back to work, a coworker pointed out a new yarn store in my neighborhood (1st & 65th St). How did this get by me?!
This store opened on monday. They carry lots of Debbie Bliss (Cashmerino in all different wieghts, Astrakhan etc), and a huge Cascade selection including some yarns I've never seen in stores before. Cloud 9? Cotton Rich? All the yarns are on the left wall, and there's a couch and table on the right side. The owner is very friendly and assured me she had tons more yarn in the basement, it just wouldn't fit in the store. I might have to spend some quality time on that couch...
Edited To Add: I finished all the knitting for Rapunzel. I started weaving in the million or so ends. Next up: seaming! Will it be ready by friday for the Spiders' party?!