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New York, New York - Part 2

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I'd made an assignation with a friend from the UK, just by chance we were in New York at the same time. MOMA was the venue and Felix and I set out that morning with a few jobs to do before meeting Jenny.  One of them was getting his iPad screen fixed as it was completely smashed in one corner. I wish I'd taken a pic now as it didn't take a huge leap of the imagination to see it hanging in a gallery, new genre - iPad grunge. We'd heard that for only a little more than getting the screen mended, Apple would replace it like-for-like and as electronics are always cheaper in the US, it seemed like a great idea.  So we set off in search of The Cube, the iconic Apple store at the top of Fifth Avenue.
Though I don't like to admit it, I'm a bit of a geek on the quiet and I couldn't resist getting a cool new cover for my own iPad and only just resisted buying the ever-so-reasonable-compared- to-UK-prices Time Machine, only as I didn't fancy carrying it home.
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New York, New York! Part 1

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VK live!♥♥♥

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Now I've had a couple of days to get my breath, I can't wait to tell you about Vogue Knitting Live in the Big Apple. It's many years since I last visited New York, so to say I was very excited would be the understatement of the year. Staged in the heart of Manhattan in Times Square, the event lived up to its promise of being both exhilarating and inspiring, just like its location.  Felix and I had a beautiful room on the sixteenth floor of the venue, the Marriott Marquis, overlooking the New York skyline to the south. After we'd settled in, there was plenty of time to chill before the teachers' induction in the evening. Felix came to the party afterwards  and enjoyed his own induction into the knit glitterati. For me it was great to see some familiar faces and catch up with them over a glass of wine.
But the fun started for real the next morning with my first class - In the Swirl or Medallion Knitting. Thankfully the numbers were not overwhelming and I had a relax…