We stopped for some sustenance and a chat before Charlotte took us to Village Haberdashery, which Annie opened up for us. She’s so sweet.
I picked up some scrummy yarn that I just had to have (looking forward to seeing this knit up into a jumper).
And some kona solids to add to the bella solids I have in the hope I can get 4 colours to make aliens.
I also found out that Annie sells the batting I need for hand quilting, so I’ll be ordering some for moonglow. And that she’ll be starting some classes that I may want to attend. Given all the pretties that were there (including a brand new yarn shipment), I’m really impressed that I came home with just this. But I’ll be calling her soon to arrange for more stuff to come home to me.
Unfortunately, Charlotte had to head home after this, so we were down to two. But the fun didn’t stop there. We headed to Camden Rd, where I had a great chat with a guy who knew just what I wanted in leather hiking boots. He’s going to order some in for me to try and I’ll head back to London in a couple of weeks to pick a pair. Why am I not buying some closer to home? Because everyone is now all about gortex and it’s really hard to find full grain leather boots, let alone decent ones.
That important business over, it was time to hit Camden Lock markets for a browse and some late lunch, before heading to Islington to visit Loop. Yes, I bought myself another present, some yummy madtosh dk, which I’ll start knitting with this week.
We finished off our day in London camping out in a coffee shop having a drink and a good chat, before heading back to Bishops Stortford to join Nicki’s husband for dinner. We tried a new (?) place that serves tapas-like meals to share. They were ok. We probably could’ve made better ourselves, but the whole point was that we didn’t want to.
A leisurely meal and more good conversation and then I was heading home, getting back to Saffron Walden at 10pm. It was a fun day, but a long one. And I’m tired today. Like I always seem to be after a day in London. Why is that, I wonder.
Thanks Nicki and Charlotte for a fun day