Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Knitting in Public: Hastings

I decided to hang out at Hastings today while I waited for J to get off work, and I decided to use the time to work on the sock I'm knitting, the first in the pair of my BIL. I apologize for the quality of the pics. I didn't have my regular camera on me and I haven't figured out how to take phone pics like a pro.
I'm almost done with the foot and expect to have this sock done by the end of tonight.

I love Hastings. It's just one of those comfortable places I could probably sit at for hours. I also love that by selling stuff back, you can get store credit, which means that decluttering and a little bit of time spent chilling in the cafe with and iced drink (or warm one in the winter), a bagel or muffin, and a book or my knitting.

Today I was armed with my iPod as well and listened to a couple podcasts while I knitted. I got through the newest Lion Brand podcast and one of the back episodes of the KnitPicks podcast which I've been working on for awhile trying to get caught up from the past couple years.

Courtesy of the aforementioned credit, I was able to get a bagel and a frozen hot chocolate with a splash of orange flavor. It's an amazing flavor combo. I was there for about an hour and a half and it was another great indulgence after another long work day.



  1. Love the colors in that sock. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

  2. Ah, that makes me totally homesick! <3 This Hastings doesn't have a cafe, though it does have a large section of comfortable chairs and free coffee. Not the same.

    I'd take the cafe over that any day.