I visited my nephew, sister and brother-in-law in their home on Long Island last weekend to catch up before my move to New Zealand. It was a fun couple of days, and we were even able to squeeze in a trip to Chinatown and Soho.
Walking through Chinatown with a stroller was almost impossible, and by the time we found our designated shop, my sister and I were stressed out and exhausted. I only took a few pictures mainly because we were speed walking and there was just too many people pushing and shoving. If you want to see the full image, please click on the previews below to enlarge the pictures.
On the way back to Connecticut, I took a ferry to Bridgeport since I wanted to avoid driving back at all costs. Driving to and from New York is enough to give me a heart attack and sprout a few new white hairs, but the ferry was relaxing and a much shorter commute. I should have done this earlier!
Unfortunately, on my way back, I also got sick. Since I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, I picked up an assorted knitting set from Joann Fabrics and I instantly fell in love. Before I go into details of my latest project, let me just state that my history with knitting is one of frustration mixed with a dab of motivation. I've tried learning how to knit the American way (via youtube) and the European/Persian way through my sister-in-law. Since I learned both of them at the same time, I kept mixing up both of the styles and ended up with a hot mess that sort of resembled knitting. BUT I REFUSED TO QUIT. /deep breath. Turns out I'm pretty good with loom knitting though!
I only had a small ball of yarn laying around from my last (somewhat successful) knitting project 2 years ago, but I still wanted to make something useful while practicing with my new loom. As I was pushing through this project like a spinster hellbent on finding a man, I remembered that I needed a small scarf that I could wear during the fall while gardening. I love my infinity scarf to bits, but it just gets in the way whenever I bend forward to pick something up. And thus, I present to you.... my tiny neck/choker scarf thing! Pardon the terrible iPhone quality pictures. I'm still sick and can't be fussed with my dslr. :(
AND FINALLY, as I was looking through my iPhone, I found a perfect picture that I took whilst in Puerto Rico that accurately describes how I've been feeling these past few days. Enjoy.