Sunday, January 18, 2009

London, England













Our trip was wonderful in so many ways. Here are a few pictures. See me sporting my mitts at Tower Bridge? I'm not trying to hide my face, it's just the only picture we have of me wearing them.

But, as it relates to my knitting the trip wasn't so eventful. I didn't make any progress on any projects at all, even though I managed to take along my needles and some sock yarn. This trip wasn't about my craft, and it wasn't about passing the time. It was about taking in all that another city had to offer, and spending some quality child-free time with my husband. In fact, I didn't even have the urge to knit; not even on the airplane.

While we were in London we did manage to squeeze in a trip to Liberty - a true delight. My sister-in-law gave me a surprise early birthday present, a lovely canvas tote from the store (the picture is a detail of the bag). I also picked up two skeins of Rowan yarn. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the wall of Rowan yarns. If I'm lucky my LYS will have a few different Rowan yarns in a few different colors at any given time, but I had never seen anything like this: an entire wall dedicated to Rowan yarn, in every color imaginable. I also experienced a few of the lovely liberty fabrics, but I held back on those.

I would also be a fool not to mention the INCREDIBLE textile and tapestry exhibits at the V&A. My mind was completely blown away. If you ever have the chance to spend a moment (or a year) there I highly recommend it.
All in all it was a lovely trip. I'm glad to be home, but I'm so much the better for having gotten away for awhile. School starts up again this week (my last class, ever) and I am planning to defend my dissertation proposal by March. It is going to be a busy spring.

4 comments:

Alexis said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm going to live vicariously through you, because there are no trips in my near future.

jk said...

Love your photos! Glad you had a wonderful time...you're giving me the travel bug :)

K, M & little C said...

Ah! It looks wonderful. Makes me long for the carefree days of travel...or just leaving the house spontaneously.

carmensthreesons said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky girl. Looks like it was glorious.