Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Busy Saturday

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.

17 comments:

kim said...

That sounds like a busy day, but must've been nice to have all that crafty time to yourself. The dosa looks amazing and delicious.

Can't wait to see what you'll be weaving as you learn stuff in the class!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, that all sure sounds like a lot of fun, though!! Busy is good.
; )

knithound brooklyn said...

I'm dizzy! What a crafty day you had!

caitlyn said...

I would have been exhausted too, but that sounds like such a fun day!!!

littlebirdbigcity said...

Busy day! Those macaroons look so perfect! I just had a blueberry one the other day and it was like heaven. I'm so excited to hear about your weaving class. I loved the Yarn Tree, lived right around the corner for awhile. Good luck!

Jeanne said...

I'm tired just reading about your day! It does sound like a lot of fun, and I can't wait to hear more about weaving

hetty said...

Wow! What a busy, craft-filled day! The weaving class sounds interesting. I'll be looking forward to hearing about that. I have never heard of dosa. It sounds delicious!

Jennie said...

Sounds like you had a fun day =)
Now I want to go visit New York even more, I've never been =( Hopefully I'll make it there someday.

Julie said...

Looks like fun! I'll be heading to Purl Soho next week! Can't wait :)

Rebekah said...

sounds like a busy and fun day!

Those dosas are huge! The macaroons are too cute.

I have one of the sashiko kits from purl...still need to stitch that one up

Muddling Through said...

Wow! I am worn out just reading about all you did. Sounds like you had fun though, and that's what matters!

opportunityknits said...

my son and I love thosai too :)

rhymeswithspoon said...

Sounds like a fun, full day! I love dosas. You're inspiring me to get back to crafting...feels like I've been away from it for a while now. I need to check out the new Purl when I get out to NY. Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Rima said...

I had a great time! Thanks for the company. I cant wait to do our embroidery projects!

The Organic Paddock said...

Wow, how fun! I wish I could have gone too. I love your beautiful, colourful and inspiring blog. Hope to see you again xo

rohanknitter said...

Sounds like a really busy but wonderful day!!

Corrie said...

love dosas, love purl soho, love new york, love macarons, love it all! you are living a great life over there!!!!!!!

and hello how big is your little miss growing up to be! adorable

Corrie;)