I had fun on my recent trip. Some of the fun involved knitting. I was able to complete a short version of the Stork's Nest Scarf by Nancy Bush. The pattern can be found in the January 2008 issue of Piecework magazine. (ETA: That issue is now out of print, but the same pattern was re-published in Knitting Traditions, an Interweave special issue.)
I used the recommended yarn, Jojoland 2-ply, a 100% cashmere yarn and size 4 wooden straights. I say "wooden" because I switched between Clovers and Brittanys for this project.
That's enough knitting talk for now. I'll finish this up with a couple of photos from my New York trip. I lucked upon a decent angle shot of the Empire state building. The sun was behind it, but was shielded by clouds. It distracted me from people/shop watching, which was really the activity I enjoyed the most during our brief visit.