We spent most of our time chatting and laughing and just enjoying each other's company, but we did manage to fit in a trip to the V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
There was a very moving special exhibition on Child Migrants, as well as one on the Clangers and Bagpuss.
There were also cases and cases of toys, games, dolls and teddy bears.
A great afternoon out.
On my way to Eve's on the Friday, I walked via King's Cross Station to see Platfrom 9 & 3/4. There were plenty of people queuing to have their photo taken.
|(I don't know who this person is, |
she just happened to be in the queue for the photo!)
I then walked to Angel. A very interesting area of London with many small and quirky shops. I loved the angel wings statue at the entrance to the shopping arcade.
My main reason for wanting to visit Angel was the gorgeous knitting shop, Loop. I have heard so many wonderful things about this shop that I just couldn't resist a visit. As usual, my photos were all shaky, so these are images I googled.
|Picture by Homegirl London|
|Picture by Wonderwoof|
And I'm pleased to say, as far as yarn is concerned, I was very very disciplined. I bought the 6 balls of Sheltand Spindrift I wanted for a Fair Isle cardigan and no other YARN !
HOWEVER, I did get a bit carried away with knitting needles and knitting patterns - but they are all so lovely.
Whilst in the shop I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Juju Vail. She was very chatty and we talked about knitting top-down sweaters, about Fair Isle knitting and she helped me select the colours of yarn I wanted.
It was a really memorable and pleasant visit. Even if I did spend far more than I should have, I'm glad I visited and maybe one day, I'll make another trip there.
Now I'm back home, I need to clear the backlog of yarn, so that I can cast on for the new Fair Isle cardigan and knit up some of my lovely new patterns. Have a good week.