25 June 2008

I had to go to the yarn shop today

My sis asked me to make a baby box (lamb & sweater) for her new niece or nephew, who is due in the next month, so I had to go to Loop today. As some of you know, this shop (my favorite so far in London) is right near where I work, and it has taken a lot of self-control to not spend my every lunch hour there. This is what I got:

This is what I did not buy, but was so sorely tempted:

It's Misti Alpaca Chunky, in this beautiful cornflower blue. I'm not normally drawn to blue, but now I am. I have a funny feeling that I'll be back at Loop next week, buying some of this. Sigh.

Meanwhile, I got tagged by juicy knits, so...:

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago, I was living in NYC on the upper west side. I think I had given up my job, and taken on some part-time work, so I could finally finish my degree. I was learning Spanish, hanging out with lots of chileans. That seems to be all I can remember right now...

2. What are five things on my to do list?
Finish the secret project. Start the baby box items. Do some non-knitting, money-making work. Clean more often. Go to the bank.

3. Where have I lived?
I grew up in NYC, then went upstate for university. After that, I went to Paris, where I stayed for a year, in the 11th arrondissement, which was a blast. I babysat for a little 2-year old boy; I was supposed to teach him English, but he firmly told me that we were going to speak French. His English didn't get better, but my French certainly improved. I lived in Albuquerque for three years, which was a shock to the system (so much sky! so little ... city!) and an amazing place. Then I went back to NYC for years, so much happened in that time: lots of great times, though some heartbreak as well. Now, I'm living in London, and I'm happy to be here too. In every place I've lived, I've found really close friends, and I feel really lucky for that.

4. What would I do if I were a billionaire?
First, i'd get us a little house with a big garden, so Rog could have his dream garden. Somewhere in the middle of London! Maybe one in the north of France too. Oh wait, I'm a billionaire - maybe in the south of France! Then, I'd give bunches of money to all my friends, so they wouldn't ever have to worry about money again. Needless to say, buy yarn. How much is a billion again? I guess I'd have to hire someone to take care of it, since I don't even know how much it is.

I have to make some more blog friends to pass these on to... so miss mildred, for right now it's you!


juicyknits said...

New York, Paris, London... Great places to live in.

Lien said...

Loop's gorgeous, isn't it? I can never leave that place empty-handed. I only wish it were easier to reach the higher shelves!