Last Saturday I went for another London knitting tour with my wonderful Wendy. Our first stop was the best yarn store in London- loop. Not too far for Angel underground stop, we arrived when the store opened at 11:00 am and stayed there way over couple of hours. This was my first time in Loop new premises and I appreciated the bigger space, range of yarn- all lace and 4 ply are on ground floor , chunkier is up a level. who is thinking about recession?? nobody in loop I can assure you.. Those yarn fumes, I swear ..
We also stopped at Liberty (for the buttons, fabrics and oh to die for silk scarves..) and John Lewis haberdashery department to examine the new yarns for Kim Hargreaves new book- Spirit.
Another stop was at good old dear Patricia Roberts, I wore her snow flake cardigan and she absolutely adored it !
That is Loop sample of pop spots you can see hanging there in the background - a lovely version knitted in Isager with three different colours- just love the lilac with the brown and grey..
Well my Pop Spots shawl is finished, that edging took forever but is well worth the effort. I made sure it was thoroughly dry after blocking because those alpaca fibers shrink dramatically.
It is just the perfect shawl for spring. Yellow to bring those warm rays of sunshine we all missed in the winter. Its woolly enough for the early morning and late evenings. I love the subtle combination of the yellow and beige- elegant and cheerful.
Yes all those logs are for next winter..:)
Super, super pleased !!