At the last minute, I decided I wanted to attend the Customer Appreciation Party at Purl Soho. The party started at 12pm in Manhattan and I have a weaving class in Brooklyn at 2pm. It was going to be a jam packed day, but I decided to do it.A big thanks to Rima for accompanying me. She also had plans at 2pm, so it was going to be a in and out thing for the both of us. At the last minute, she asked if I wanted to come into Manhattan early to get something to eat. We planned to meet at one location at 11am. I got there at 10:50am and they said they would not be opening until 12pm. I was annoyed because they have opened at 11am in the past. I called Rima and she picked me up in a cab and took us to the Hampton Chutney Co. for Dosas.This was the first time I had a Dosa and I loved it. I got the Marsala Deluxe with Mango Chutney. It was filled with spiced Indian Potato filling, Spinach, Jack Cheese & Roasted Tomato.We got to Purl Soho with 10 minutes to spare and there was already a big group of people waiting outside. Purl Soho was really nice and gave all of us (the people waiting outside early) a goody bag. Then the rest of the day, they gave out goody bags when you made a purchase.
The party was fun and it quickly got crowded. We even ran into people from our knitting group. I got to chit chat with my quilting teacher, Cassandra. I can't wait to take more classes from her when Purl Soho has their class schedule finalized.The French Macarons were almost too pretty to eat. I had one Pistachio before I left.The also had pink lemonade.
Here is the goody bag. It's a Purl Soho tote bag with their P logo on it and it was filled with little goodies. Rima and I ended up buying Sashiko Kits, a type of Japanese embroidery. I can't wait to work on it when I find the time.
After Rima and I parted ways, I hopped on the nearest train. Of course, the trains are always re-routed on the weekends. It was fine coming into Manhattan, but going back to Brooklyn proved to be a little more difficult. After transferring a a few times, I made it back to my Brooklyn stop at 1:23pm. I walked back to my house, hopped in my car and drove to my class which is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I am taking a 10 week Weaving Class at The Yarn Tree. I will save that subject for another day. I got there in time and even got a parking space right in front.
After 3 hours of intensive learning, I was exhausted. But I had promised to attend a arts & crafts fair that 2 of my friends were participating in. Since it was in the same area, it didn't take any time to drive there. I got some really cute things and it felt good to support my friends and crafty people. By the time I got home at night, I was ready to pass out. I hope you all had a good weekend.