Monday, December 24, 2012

Feeling Christmas

Christmas isn't a season, it's a feeling.

- Edna Ferber

Best wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas and all that's good in the New Year.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Walks, Hikes and Wanders #27: Take the High Line

You may remember from last year, that on the morning after Thanksgiving, Mr. D and I always take the train into New York City from my in-law's town in New Jersey and we have an adventure before meeting the rest of the family for a matinee of a musical. Last year we had a wonderful wander in Central Park, and this year we explored the High Line.

If you aren't familiar with the High Line, it's a former elevated railroad track that has been turned into a twenty block-long park on the West Side of Manhattan. Before seeing it, I couldn't quite imagine what it was like, and after actually walking the whole length of it, all I can say is that it totally exceeded my expectations!

Let me take you along with me on a photo tour...

Start at the northern end, at West 31st street.

Then follow the walkway.

Notice the vestiges of the past.

Enjoy the art.

And finally, revel in the special magic that is New York City!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cutting it Close

The Merrily cowl pattern said 300 yards. The yarn label said 300 yards (and I don't believe it). I am not a loose knitter. But despite all of these statements, I had to leave off one whole lace repeat on my But a Dream cowl, and, weighing the yarn after each round, eliminate three rounds from the final border. Whew, I just made it!