I had been to NYC once as a teenager. I was on a trip with my grandmother, where we shopped sample sales, got separated on the subway and enjoyed coffee. I like the city, but I didn’t love it. At the time, I was 18. I wasn’t in need of creative inspiration, actually my creative juices probably weren’t completely in full force yet. I was still in that stage of ‘figure out how to do something, do it ten times, move on.’ Thats why I have a small collection of batik, little crocheted odds and ends, paper crafting supplies, etc…
I jumped at the chance to visit my friend, Ashley, who is now living and writing in NYC. She spent the first few days at work, while I wandered the city tracking down all of my fiber dreams.
I was so excited to finally have the chance to visit the Lion Brand store. I love Lion Brand yarn and I consistently stalk them on all forms of social media because of their fabulous displays.
Seriously, how cool is this? I want to recreate this and hang it in my house! Or maybe I should crochet a version of a classic work of art. Can you imagine Starry Night crocheted in a multitude of colors and yarns? I can!
Okay and these skulls for Dia de los Muertos? LOVE THEM! I’ve always had a thing for Dia de los Muertos. I love the color prints on the stark white. Skulls are creepy, but when you add beautiful patterns and colors it totally changes them into something unique and beautiful.
I bought this magical yarn and giant hook. Yes, this yarn is magical…so fantastic. There will be a whole post on this later because I am writing a pattern specifically for these two new additions to my collection. It will be free, because I think everyone should make one of these puppies.
I have more to share, come back to visit!