Kirsti Knits

Time - such a precious Gift is it; To work, to read, and Yes, to knit. - Minnie Gertz

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Boston adventures

Another quick post, because I'm heading out to Haaavad Square to meet some friends for dinner. But Boston is great fun (and the conference is just about bearable). I got to meet up with Ariel and Jenn on Tuesday night for coffee and knitting and yummy Indian food. And here's proof (picture shamelessly stolen from Ariel's blog:



I was also delighted to find a LUSH store 2 blocks away from the hotel. Lush was one of my affordable treats back in the UK, and there's nothing like walking into one of their stores and having your nose overwhelmed with all kinds of good smells. So I stocked up on Flying Fox shower gel, and Retread conditioner and massage bars and hand cream and various other goodies.

Plus I got to explore the Boston Public Library - I even became a guest member mostly so that I could look at their reference only copy of Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting - yes, the one that goes on ebay for over $200. It's certainly a wonderful book - great history and research on Aran sweaters, and some yummy yummy patterns too. But I'm not shelling out that amount of money for it! Hopefully someone will bring it back into print soon....

OK, that's the news update. Oh - and I'm getting together with a bunch of Knittyboard folk on Saturday afternoon, which should make for some fun adventures. If anyone reading this is around the Boston area, check this thread for more info. And now off for food. And if you want to have an overload of adorable cuteness, you really need to see the newest photos of my nephew. Can't wait to see him again.

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Dixie said...

Oh great. Now I want that book. Not that I'd ever knit one of those sweaters but I want to read the book anyway.

Adorable picture of you!

Glad you're having fun!

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Larjmarj said...

Boston, on my list of places to go, one of the few cities on this side of the pond with some actual history. Oscar is too cute! See ya soon, Marj

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger Mrs.Curvy said...

I'm glad your enjoying your time there and meeting new friends. Thats a great picture of you! I went by to see the pictures of your little nephew. He's so adorable!

 

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