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I love Autumn.
Here in NY we did not see the usual bursting colors of bright Gold or Red leaves this year – not enough cool weather nor rain. But, it’s Fall.
I started a nice cozy, bulky cowl ,in this beautiful Green. Housed in my new Sheep project bag. I’m using #11 needles and knitting in the round, knit, knit, knit, knit…
The Farmer’s Market is winding down for the Season. I’ve stocked up on Cilantro and Red & Yellow Peppers …going to try my hand at canning small jars of Sofrito….we’ll see how that goes!
We enjoyed an outdoor concert, “Dancing Under the Stars the other evening – the temps were gorgeous, it was breezy and everything felt magical.
We’re having our first real heatwave (expected to last a week) here in NY. Fortunately, the humidity is not bad – I could breathe! 🙂
Me and hubby enjoyed shopping (mainly window shopping) today. We visited K-Mart, I was in search of beauty items (nail polish, eyeliner, etc.). I always enjoy HomeGoods and love seeing their ever changing items. The baskets, pillows and large glass floor vases were calling me name. I picked up some of their amazing bottles of spice and some new cloth dinner napkins.
We enjoyed an early dinner at Applebee’s and shared a full rack of ribs…mmm. There is nothing like ribs to knock me off my vegetarian mode..lol The frozen strawberry margarita was (and is always) refreshing.
We lucked out with beautiful weather today (rain expected tomorrow though). A lot of people and many families came out to enjoy. I brought a small WIP with me and “crocheted in public” while listening to the folksy/jazz band play.
The art work is exquisite – paintings, handbags, jewelry, stained glass, accessories, etc. I came home with these studs. Just a small birthday gift for me as I start the month off celebrating my special day.
Grateful for and in memory of those who served and gave their lives for our freedom, in the US.
Rye Playland and the Veterans Administration celebrated and honored all of the service members with a tremendous picnic, entertainment & air show by the Marines. Included was a free day of rides at the amusement park.
The weather was perfect, and being by the water (tye soubd) we had a lovely breeze all day.
I have yet to find a place that even compares to the AMAZING sandwiches made at Royal Scarlet deli!
A new small sandwich shop opened in downtown White Plains, NY: Jimmy John’s.
We love a good sandwich but finding a good place is not easy and when I indulge in a sandwich I want it to be thick and yummy.
Pluses: Jimmy John’s is conveniently located right off Mamaroneck Avenue, it is clean, the employees are friendly and greet you as soon as you walk. It was well staffed. The place is bright and has hyper vibe. The potato chips (sold separately) are awesome, crispy & crunchy, the Jalapeno ones were yum!
The menu board is placed too high, even for me at 5.7″. I had to look way up to read the menu. The sandwiches are cold (I did not see a hot option). Sandwiches have names like “Pepe”, “Big John”, “Vito”, etc.
Minuses: Seating is limited. They have a wall sized window that opens up to the street which feels too exposed. The sandwich station is obscured from customers view with an aluminum signage, not cool! I want to see them make my sandwich!! I may have noticed that the ham slices added to my sandwich still had the casing on it, ugh!! I would have also noticed that the sandwiches are more bread than content – don’t know why they call is gourmet! It’s not unlike most other chain sandwich shops…oh well!
There are many wonderful things to do during the Fall months in NY and up here in Westchester county.
The Foundry cafe serves up hot coffee. beverages, huge muffins (I highly recommend the Pumpkin walnut!). We sat out on their cafe tables, sipped hot coffee, some herbal tea as we shared that muffin – it was yum!
The town was hopping not just with locals but tourists visiting NYC, College students, etc.
A ride on the trolley took us down to the riverfront where we spent time knitting. It was a great day with friends!
Two ladies along with a number of dedicated volunteers are helping folks keep their fur-babies!! There are so many ways people can help out …and it doesn’t require necessarily a lot of money. There is strength in numbers and one bag at a pet food at a time adds up! Westchester county businesses can get a “donation box” to place in their business to gather pet food donations during the holiday season.
As a pet lover I know the value of pets and the tremendous role they can play in one’s life. The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry, in White Plains, NY provides to those on a limited income. I use coupons along with sales to gather pet food to give to the HVPFP.
This video shows you what and how of a Pet Food Pantry. You might even be inspired to start one in your area! Watch now: http://www.whiteplainsweek.com/ptbh-11-27-13-petfood.wmv
Yes, it’s National Crochet Month (& Craft month) – time to celebrate all things Crochet! My Stitch & Bitch will be Crocheting in public promoting the art at a different setting, a Tea Shop. Tea, scones & Crochet = Joy! I’m looking forward to it!
Currently on my hook: baby hats & baby (NICU) blankets. A member of my Stitch & Bitch collects and donates to a local children’s hospital.
Proud to be a “Hooker”