Happy Birthday Mary ❤️
Happy Birthday Mary ❤️
My sister and I had just walked the High Line Sunday morning.
I’d not seen the development of Hudson Yards. We were headed to the subway to go to Grand Central.
In order to climb this structure you have to get a ticket (free)
“The Vessel is composed of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, with almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings.” Footwear News It’s billed as a ‘Tourist Attraction” and everyone had a cell phone out, myself included.
Tons of people were milling about, waiting for it to open up so they could climb up the stairs. The Vessel cost than $150 million to build.
Controversy plus- Here’s an article by Katharine Schwab Why Everyone Hates the Vessel.
Multiple critics have given it pretty creative names ( not flattering) in the article. See what you can come up with as you stare at it’s shape. Wonder how designer Thomas Heatherwick feels reading all the criticism.
But of course I saw the opportunity to take another sister selfie in the metal. And here we are, reflected.
Your body gets skinny or wide depending on where you stand. I read the surrounding condos being built start at 2 million if you are in the market. Not.
Last night my sister and I were walking around the neighborhood and window shopping at Naadam Ultra Thin on Bleecker Street. Cashmere and silk store. “Responsibly Sourced Sustainable Mongolian Cashmere Clothing” – The sign says soft, soft, soft world.
One birthday, my friend Donna mailed me a teabag in a little fabric envelope. Here’s how I learned about another Tea Wallet.
Last week at the NY Public Library, my sister found a murder mystery with knitting on the cover and thought of me. (Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell) see cover image below
In the back of the book she said there was a knitting pattern for a Tea Wallet. I found another Tea Wallet pattern for one by Diane Trap on Ravelry. I knit one for my friend Vincie because I knew she carries her own tea bags in her purse. In a little plastic baggie. Not any more!
I made a modification on the front flap and made it a triangle shape, decreasing at each side.
The quilted knitting motion bag serving as a pretty backdrop for the photo shoot was stitched by my Woolswap partner, Catherine, in New Zealand.
Knit with scraps of organic cotton yarn –Made in America Yarns, the Wildflowers Collection . from Philadelphia
(Modified the front envelope flap- shortened it by half and made a triangle by knitting 2 together on edges while in one row BO 3 then next row CO 3 to create a button hole.)
My September calendar page with my sister and brother. September 8th, my sister’s birthday.
James’ mother Sharon made this wonderful personalized calendar for me last year.
Happy Birthday Mary. Know you’re having a good time with David.
We drove by the Allegheny Cemetery entrance on Butler St in Lawrenceville. We drove back to catch the sign she’d seen.
i just dropped my sister at the Amtrak Railroad Station in Pittsburgh.
She’ll get to New York City late this afternoon. A long day but scenic snd comfortable. You can get up and walk around. I packed her a lunch.
We’ve had a nice couple of weeks together, driving over 2200 miles. Our brother David had to fly out early Sunday. We got together with our Illinois relatives to celebrate our Aunt Rhea’s life.
Mary was able to stay through my birthday which felt really nice.
Here’s the train station collage from this morning