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Black Manhattan If I were Queen of Everything I would order all the folks in the Lark Street neighborhood to go to McGuire's now that they are done with their 2014/15 renovations. Steve Barnes has kept close to McGuire's in...
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These are the works that have been taking up my knitting time over the past couple weeks since I finished up all the 2015 Holidays knitting Cotton, viscose and tencel tapes for a summer scarf Silk cord in a small ...
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Capelet, wool, acrylic, size 13 cable needle, seed stitch It all started with a tufted pink yarn from Rowan that just screamed "SIXTIES".  I added a couple handspun chunky yarns and filled in with chunky contributions from...
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In the Studio - Blue Cotton and Green Silk




Shawl, cotton, silk and a strand of lurex, woven (linen) stitch, size 7 nickle cable needle, 40 in.

At the time of this photo there are 12 rows to be done in order to complete the shawl and make it 70 or so inches long. The green silk and blue cotton are lovely together and make a firm fabric on the size 7 needle, which is on the small size.  I enjoy the tightness and weight of the fabric, which is great for summer.
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Capelet, mixed fibers, stockinette stitch, size 10 wood cable needle, 32" I went into my black yarns stash and pulled out a couple fuzzy yarns, a boucle, a springy merino and a few others to make this wonderful summer cape...
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Baby blanket, organic non-dyed cotton, easy lace stitch, size 7 cherry wood cable needle, 32 in. This is a pattern from the 80s that I thought would be lovely and I like it quite a bit, although it's quirky.  The original ...
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Beautiful. I love that you used the organic non-dyed cotton. Great choice. ♥
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Shawl, cotton, silk and a strand of lurex, woven (linen) stitch, size 7 nickle cable needle, 40 in. Entry for the work in progress version: http://thatknittingblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/in-studio-blue-cotton-and-green-silk...
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Triangle scarf, nylon, size 11 cable needle garter stitch The cheery colors of this scarf always make me happy. In my Etsy shop  Little Hands Studio
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In the Studio - Blue Cotton and Green Silk




Shawl, cotton, silk and a strand of lurex, woven (linen) stitch, size 7 nickle cable needle, 40 in.

At the time of this photo there are 12 rows to be done in order to complete the shawl and make it 70 or so inches long. The green silk and blue cotton are lovely together and make a firm fabric on the size 7 needle, which is on the small size.  I enjoy the tightness and weight of the fabric, which is great for summer.
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Capelet, mixed fibers, stockinette stitch, size 9 bamboo cable needle, 32 in and 16 in. I felt a sudden urge last week to get back to one of my favorite combinations and so I scrounged around for mohair yarns and railroad ...
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Shawl, mixed fibers, rib stitch, size 8 aluminum needles - 14 in. At least 16 yarns comprise this fabric, so it requires a big bag to hold everything together.  That makes it less good for traveling or social knitting.  I...
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I went for breakfast and I think the service is not yet ready for prime time. The food is fantastic! I had the Home Sweet Home crepe and it is the best I've ever had, with a perfect balance of flavors and a perfectly done crepe. I was really put off by the paper and plastic service items - not only environmentally bad news, but the food deserves better service. The cafe space is lovely and has a great view out onto Clinton Square and the street. Also the staff needs to learn the art of arriving at the cafe early enough so that when the door opens they are ready to serve food. Get professional, guys! I definitely recommend the food, but the staff and the alll disposable service items are amateurish. With some work it can easily be a 5 star place.
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I'm surprised to see it called McGeary's Restaurant because it now calls itself an Irish Pub. I hadn't been to this place for more than 25 years just due to the location and so I tried it again and found it to be a nice place. I tried the Celtic Nachos, which is a platter of potato chips with cheese, tomato and onion and sour cream for dipping, and had the steak dinner. It's good pub food! I like the vibe and the crowd is young professional, which means the playlist should be updated. I'll be back over the summer because I MUST try a brew on the couches outside.
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This is a typical mediocre bar with food that unfortunately is the norm in Albany. The menu is totally predictable, with the requisite screens showing whatever sports activity is on the air. The last time I went I waited over a half hour for a hamburger and there were exactly two other tables with people and a few people at the bar, giving you an idea of what the service is like - very nonchalant. If you have all the time in the world and want a fried meal to accompany watching your game with some brews, this could be the place. I will pass and find someplace a little more interested in food and giving good service.
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The decor sets a casual but classy tone in a shopping plaza location, and the staff is very friendly and attentive. I had the chirashi sushi, which in its classical form is a variety of fresh fish and other sushi toppings spread out over the sushi seasoned rice in a bowl. This presentation was on a plate with a large shaped mound of rice with a pleasing arrangement of sliced fish. I don't like to see "white tuna" in my sushi selections, so I was disappointed that it was part of this dish, but the other fish was very good and there were good condiments in and around the fish, making it a nice way to blend all the fish with the different flavors. All the garnish was fresh greenery, including shiso leaf, which I like to see and to use as a flavoring. I'll go back when the mood for sushi strikes again.
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You can see the view in the photo, and it's one of the best parts about this little cafe on Lark Street. It's a recent addition to the street, and it's becoming a favorite spot for me to get coffee in the morning and enjoy the vegetarian and vegan offerings. The hours are great and now it's also my favorite spot to go after dinner to sip hot coffee or tea and relax with a book. The cookies, the tofu breakfast scramble, the coffee ( with everything from dairy milk to nut milks and soy milks) are beautifully made and tasty. Stop in and check it out!
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Rolf's is a regional gem, providing high quality meats and sausages along with a variety of German specialties - all in a teensy space in downtown Albany. The deli case displays much of what they have in the way of German style sausages and a smattering of salamis, but the important thing is that you interact with the staff to see if there are items that you want but don't see. They have huge walk in coolers and a freezer that may be storing what you want, and they are always ready to go back and get that special cut or the frozen pork chops, or rabbit or whatever. This is a business that gives very personal service, so you can expect to call ahead for what you need as well, and get special cuts or large orders for your backyard bbq party or other special occasion. I sound like an ad, but I've been doing business with Rolf's for many years and they always work hard to provide the most excellent products.
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Albany has plenty of taverns and Ralph's is a classic of the category. It's not too highbrow and it's a warm and friendly place to go with a big party to chow down on red sauce Italian with a brew or some wine. The barroom and dining rooms are separate, but each has a lived-in feel that welcomes the weary and hungry. My most recent party there included indulgences in wings, mozzarella sticks with the regional Albany specialty of raspberry melba sauce (totally yum) and pizza (rectangular northeastern classic with thick crust). They're not going to kick you out at 9:00pm, which most restaurants in the city do, so it's a great place for the afterparty on to midnight and later on the weekends.
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