Did you miss me ?
We had a wonderful time in London – a real girls weekend.
Lots of shopping on Saturday, a fabulous concert on Saturday night – those boys can really play! They had the whole stadium rocking and the audience loved it. I know they are quite big in the UK but they are heading your way America so watch out for them McFly are coming to get you
Dancing Daughter had a wonderful time, lots of firsts. First time on a train, first time on the tube, first big rock concert…..
Sunday our feet were killing us (all that shopping) so we decided to rest them and see the sites on an open topped bus tour that took in all the main attractions on a whistle stop tour. We stopped off at the London Eye on the way around as I had booked tickets over the internet and I’m so glad I did, the view is spectacular! I have to admit I approached it with trepidation – I have a bit of a problem with vertigo – but despite the fact you are hundereds of feet up in the air it doesn’t feel like it and unless you look back at the spokes of the wheel there isn’t even a sensation of moving , very strange. I would recommend it to anyone going to London it is well worth the fare.
Of course there could be no shopping without yarn shopping ( s there any other sort) so I dragged a very patient DD all the way across London in search of a place called Stash. It was worth it.
It is a small shop by London standards but wow what a selection. Lornas laces, Malabrigo, Lions Pride, Trekking, Fleece Artist…… all yarns I read about, seen on the net but never actually fondled and they had Koigu, people!
They were really lovely people too :-). They spotted me a mile off – they knew I was a knitter, they said, because of the fact I was wearing a shawl!
I was introduced to several bloggers, all of whom I have forgotten their names – I really need to write these things down, the brain just won’t cope.
I was very good, I only bought a little bit
A ball of Trekking yarn ,
Three balls of semi solid Koigu – these are destined to be a Shetland triangle shawl from IK Wrap Style.
There was another yarn purchase, from John Lewis, it is for a new design for Kerrie in her new magazine
Rowan Highland Tweed in Skye and Indigo.
It is all hush hush at the moment so all I can say is there will be cables……..
In the mean time I need to get moving. The funky scarf deadline is looming – it’s finished but I need to get it ready to mail, Sock wars has commenced – I was away on the day the dossiers were mailed out so I lost three days on who ever is trying to assasinate me – but I have been knitting madly since and I have nearly completed the first sock.
Kerrie has given me a November deadline for this pattern and I have been asked to submit some designs for a book proposal. Busy, busy
Look out Haus Mama I’m coming to get you