It has been a while since my husband and I went to his hometown, Brooklyn. Two years to be exact, so we went up for his uncle’s annual 4th of July party last week.
As much as we love Maryland and as long as we have lived here, Kendell is a New Yorker down to the bone. LOL I don’t blame him, Brooklyn really is cool and has its own vibe. As we were on our way out on Saturday, Kendell asked if we could put Jellybean in her Brooklyn Nets Jersey and take some pics on the bridge and in the Dumbo neighborhood near where he grew up. Of course I obliged.
She just kept running to me in every photo we took. LOL, she’s so my dog. So we decided it would be better if I held her on the bridge. I was not letting my girl go running off the side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Cher loved traveling in the car, Jellybean does not. We’ve been trying to take her on daily car rides to get her more used to riding solo (Cher would sweetly hop in the seat with Beanie to try to comfort her when she got too nervous) but she’s been hating riding in her seat in the back alone. So I bought a console based seat (I know she’s safer in the back, but I can’t take the whining when she’s solo).
For the most part she snuggled in deep and was pretty good. And eventually she would just cover herself up with a blanket and sleep, so I considered it a win. I also took the opportunity to go to the Friday Knit Night at String Thing Studio while I was in Brooklyn. I’ll be honest with you, I can be a very introverted person and I find it so awkward being the new person jumping into scenarios like this. I’ve always had anxiety since I was a child over parties and groups of people, but I know how to cope and I sucked it up because I really wanted to finally meet Gaye of GGMadeIt in person.
It was so much fun and I had such a good night. I met Nancy, the designer behind the My Boy Lollipop sweater pattern and she is just the sweetest. And Gaye, well she’s just as warm and welcoming in person as she is online. It’s funny because she and I chat online all the time but to meet in person was just the icing on the cake. I called the shop ahead of time to ask if it was okay to bring Jellybean with me and the owner Felicia told me she was more than welcome and that they often knit on their back patio in the summer so she could happily roam around out back in a fenced in space.
I also met Louis of Brooklyn Boy Knits and it turns out we have mutual friends in common outside of the knitting world. Since I took Jellybean with me, we wore our matching Durumi tees because when you go to a Knit Night you should wear cute knits, right? She was really good with all the people letting folks pet her and even letting Gaye’s daughter hold her. And when she started to get a little overwhelmed, I slipped her into her sling where she hung out for the rest of the night, happily accepting head scratchies from her safe space.
AAAAND I bought yarn. LOL I couldn’t resist this Juniper Moon Farms Cumulus yarn. It’s a worsted weight cotton and is the softest yarn I’ve ever felt. The squish factor was so good and I decided it needed to come home with me to become something special.