Friday, August 10, 2007

I'm Back

I know it's been a few weeks, but I just got my internet connected today. I have hours of blog reading to catch up on.
Let's begin! The move was a success! Well I guess that as long as I left there and I'm here now, like most moves, I was successful. I'm freaking in love with my new digs and my surrounding area. Let's take a walking tour of my neighborhood, shall we?

Closest and possibly most important, there is yarn.

niche

The closest yarn shop is a grueling walk across the street and 20 feet up the sidewalk. No lie. It's a small shop but it's filled with really nice yarn. More on that later.

Next up we have this:

tattoo

Nice, right?

Right outside the door of the tattoo shop is some public art.

knitta

That is some genuine crocheted graffiti.

A few blocks up on the left is Boystown, home of some of the best leather shops in the country.

leathersport

A long haul over to Lincoln Park and we find my bretheren.

giraffe

I have a thing about giraffes. They're tall, I'm tall etc. Like I said, it's a thing. And this fella lives in a free zoo 2 miles from my house. It's kismet.

While it not exactly within walking distance, there's a botanica a short bus ride away.

botanica

Sigh. It feels like home already.

I have been knitting. When I went to the yarn shop I bought some Alpaca on mad sale.
I'm knitting a scarf for a friend.

scarfjoe

I'm so glad to be settled and can't wait to get some intense pre-autumn knitting.

3 comments:

Erin said...

Welcome to the neighborhood!

-Erin
www.knitcore.com

The_Add_Knitter said...

Oh wow what killer surroundings: leather, yarn, botanica and giraffes. So glad you're liking your home...

Virtuous said...

Welcome Back!

OOh! Yeah I see you are luvin your new place!