Manhattan here I come!

Thomasknits's picture

Hey guys, I haven't been on in a while, but I thought I'd drop in and say hello.

My current projects:
-A lace shawl that is a pi shawl, but done in a half circle... I've increased to 512 stitches and it's horrendously boring currently, until I begin designing lacey stuff for the edge and the points I'm going to make when blocking.
-A crocheted grocery bag. Way fun... design thrown together, but similar to the knitted ilene bag.
-Alberta by Jared Flood. I finally got underway on this about 2 months ago, but it's been resting. I love the colors, and will post pictures once I get a chance.

Also, I'm posting a new profile picture. It's me knitting when I should've been studying for my finals.

In other news, I'm moving to Manhattan in August! Andrew, my life partner, has been accepted into the Manhattan School of Music orchestral program on Horn, and he's receiving a full-ride scholarship. That's right, it's a full ride to the best orchestral program in the country! And bragging rights for me. I'm excited because I'll be moving to knitting and figure skating territory. Perhaps this southern boy will fit right in. Anyway, suggestions are welcome on LYS's in the Manhattan area. Also if anyone knows of anyone moving out in July or August: any help finding a place to live is appreciated as well.

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PaulJMC's picture

wow! something to brag about

wow! something to brag about alright!

Good luck on the move too - hope it all goes smoothly for you.

Paul

TheKnittingMill's picture

Gee, Thomas, I hardly

Gee, Thomas, I hardly recognized you. I like the new avatar pic. Good luck on the move and congratulations to your partner!

Larry n NYC's picture

Well, welcome to NYC!!!!!!

Well, welcome to NYC!!!!!! You will either love it or hate it, but give it a chance if it is the latter.

It is a great place to live. It is a city. So, . . . , be aware of your surroundings.

Kudos to your partner. It is quite impressive.

knitsandbakes's picture

Good luck on your move. I

Good luck on your move. I get to the New York area several times a year and I've been to a few LYS.

Seaport Yarns has a very extensive selection of yarns, books and notions.
Knitty City is a friendly place and they have a men's night every Wednesday.
Brooklyn General Store has a good variety of yarns and fabrics.
La Casita is a small, friendly shop in Brooklyn that is also a cafe with beer and wine.
The Lion Brand Yarn Studio has a men's night the second Sunday of each month.
Downtown Yarns is small, but it has a very interesting selection of yarns.

There's also School Products and Habu Textiles in Manhattan. I haven't been to either since they're closed on Sundays and that's usually the only free day I have when I'm in the area.

negativitysucks's picture

We moved to NYC in October

We moved to NYC in October but into the Bronx. We decided the commute was dreadful, so we sold the car and moved into Manhattan. We are in a transitional neighborhood in Lower Harlem, but it's walking distance to Central Park for the dog, the rents are reasonable, and the people are tremendously nice.
We got a 3bd/2ba in an elevator building (no doorman) for $2450 a month. We could have done with a smaller place but each of us work at home (he's part time here and full time at the office, I'm full time at home and part time on sites) so we needed the extra space.
There is a definite adjustment period so unless you find that perfect apartment right off (nobody does), don't sign a long lease until you've had time to find just the right place. Our first landlord left us without heat all winter and while we didn't realize it immediately, had the illegal apartment downstairs hooked up to our electric meter.
I loved my neighbors on the block there, but it was a definite plus to live in the city.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congrats and best of luck!

Congrats and best of luck! You'll be one more contact when I next visit the City. (Whenever that may be.) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

Sounds like a plan. Best of

Sounds like a plan. Best of luck....

tho I'm wondering if it might be smarter (and cheaper) to commute....