Thursday, May 03, 2007
Stuff - Creative Stuff - I Knit London
This is a very cool shop! I felt better the minute that I walked in! I had just suffered my first asthma attack (since 2003) outside the Bristish Museum. I wanted to cross the Thames River so badly, that I decided not to go on the bus tour and go straight here. I knew that the air would be a little better on the south bank. I got off the Vauxhall Tube Stop (without switching trains at hectic Vicky (Victoria) Station, and found this sign. I walked into a peaceful neighborhood. The trees and little gardens are great! I did hear some planes, but that was the extent of the noise. I wanted something to drink so badly, but all they had was beer, but that was OK. Once I recovered my breath, I started looking around.
So many different yarns! I selected two: Mardi Gras from Wales (how ironic; I travel so far to come "home"; one of my NOLA knitting friends noticed what I bought) and green banana fiber yarn.
I've already made a purse from the banana yarn, but I am having some technical difficulties getting a pic of the purse.
Then, either my inner child came out or my crazy American came out. I started looking for similar buttons in a large jar. The vintage buttons belonged to one of the owner's Grandmother, who lives in Carlisle, England. I found so many cute buttons and separated a lot into groups! So, if you go there and buy some, you might have to thank me!
While I was there, a knitting class was taking place. Poshly dressed ladies who came after work were now relaxing and learning to knit.
Everyone was so nice! A must visit place, if you like to knit or crochet.
Check out the blog and website! It's fab.
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