The Sunday after Christmas, a few members of my family and I went into Manhattan to see a few sites and of course- to visit a knit shop! After seeing Rockefeller Center and FAO Schwartz, we headed down to 79th Street to visit Knitty City. The shop was cute. It was a long narrow without a lot of space, as all places in Manhattan are short on space, but there were still comfortable niches to hang out in. My mother bought me a skein of Misti Alpaca hand painted sock yarn. I had plans of designing a shawl from it and it would be the best thing ever. I started and frogged repeatedly until I finally relented and went to the website. I knitted a pair of socks off their basic pattern, and they are the most comfortable socks I have ever worn. The last few days have been so cold in the new office, I’ve now taken to wearing these. They truly are better than slippers.