Monday, June 01, 2015

A Knitting Cruise Boston to Quebec, Canada

It was a Craft Cruises event! Always a first class organization, Melissa and her staff do a terrific job. Every detail is taken care of no matter how many times you ask, Melissa or her staff patiently answer.

Boston to Quebec

Arrival in Boston

I took the red eye and not a direct flight. I think I'm too old for red eye flights. Arrived really exhausted and asked if Uber was allowed in the airport, I was told NO. This was a lie but ok. So I took a cab, a filthy torn seat cab. I felt like my clothes would tear from the worn out dirty seats this cab had.

They don't like Uber! Check out the sticker on the cabbies window. The fare was $47 dollars and if I took Uber it would have been half that. No wonder the cabbies do not like Uber.

Got to my hotel, and realized that there was a yarn store near by so I headed there. After having a bite to eat I found a friendly face at the yarn store! Welcomed me and made me feel at home. The neighborhood was charming.

The Stitch House in Dorchester in the Polish Triangle
 (Happening Hoods: The Polish

As if I needed a reminder! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Millinery Techniques for Knitters: Felted Fedora Class.

I'll be teaching a class in making this cute Fedora Hat at the Knitting Tree L.A. on March 22nd, 2015 and April 11th, 2015 9am to 11am.

The Knitting Tree, LA | 6285 Bristol Pkwy | Culver City, CA 90230 | (310) 395-3880 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I'm back to almost "Normal"

I can almost walk normal, sort of but definitely on the road to recovery. Yes I can drive any time anywhere I want to. One forgets how precious this simple privilege is, I took it for granted but no longer. It has been a learning experience for me, this is the first time I've broken anything and literally could not walk!

Side note is that I discovered Uber, it's an app on your smart phone. Very clever and worked like a charm. It really depends what area you are requesting a car. On the West Side of Los Angeles there are cars available day and night. The most I've had to wait is 3 to 4 minutes. A whole lot better than taxi cabs. And certainly cheaper.

The price between a Taxi cab and Uber can be half. You do have to sign up and link your PayPal account but money never exchanges. You do not tip and you don't have to worry about having the exact change. You are able to request an estimate on how much it will cost and when you request a car it is there in minutes. Both the driver and the passenger get star ratings and you are able to pick a different driver if you don't like the one you got.

When you request a car you are sent a picture and make & model & the driver with their ratings. If you don't like the car or the driver or the ratings, simply cancel and request again. So far every driver and car I've had has been very satisfactory. Actually better than many cabs I've taken. The cars have to be 3 years old maximum, so you sit in a fairly new car. The driver handles the traffic and you sit back and relax.

I still have a slight limp and minor pain but definitely much much better. Thank you to all my friends who helped me I am very blessed to have good friends.