I recently took a long weekend trip to London and was lucky enough to make a quick stop at Loop for some yarny type shopping. I have been knitting from stash all year, so I thought I deserved a little treat! Besides, I’d been wishing for a copy of Juju’s Loops – the book collaboration by Loop store designers Juju Vail and Susan Cropper. I was so thrilled to get my copy! There’s several things I’m interested in knitting: the Oak Knot Hat, Swoon, Cedar Shake Mitts, the cardi Cinnamon Girl. Beautiful patterns!
Then there was the yarn: Wollmeise in two coveted colors and The Uncommon Thread – a generous 225 meter skein of dk to sport weight BFL from the UK in the most delectable colors hand dyed in Brighton. I could have bought dozens of these….but remembering my huge stash at home, limited myself to one.
Besides Loop, I found a Cath Kidston store during a side trip to Windsor Castle where I picked up one of her oilskin bags and a London souvenier hanky. Love!
And did I tell you we saw the Queen there? We did! Here’s my proof. Did you know she is a knitter?
As usual, she looked quite jolly. Happy Diamond Jubilee, Dear Queen!