So, I went to London.
London = Knitting shops.
More specifically, London = Socktopus and iKnit.
This is Alice (and Deuce).
All the London pics are phone photos BTW, not proper photos.
Alice has set up a great wee shop. It's a cornucopia of yarn I have never seen before, and it's all in one place. Some of it is Yarn Yard yarn too, although that's not on the website because every skein is different, but of you are in London and you'd like to see it "in the skein" then pay her a visit (there is some fibre too).
Yes, I did succumb. You probably all think I am immune to the delights of other people's yarn, but I'm not.
I bought two.
We drank tea and talked about phone apps and websites and blogs and twitter and redbush tea and p/hop and wine and dogs and spinning and lazy kates and ... oh yes, we squeezed in a bit of chat about knitting as well.
And then I went to iKnit which is completely different, but equally nice and Gerard and Craig and I talked about cider and twitter and phones and p/hop and needles and spinning and books and... yes a bit about yarn and knitting as well.
iKnit has a quite astonishingly good book section.
And then we left there and went back to the hotel via the Bamboo Tree Canteen where I had this.
Well, Gavin had the one on the left which is Dim Sum, and I had the one on the right which is crispy lamb. It was very tasty.
I spun it into this...
and gave it to my Mum for Christmas.
She has done something fabulous with it.
Come back tomorrow and I'll show you.