It was beautiful and sunny in London yesterday. Still only +7C mind you, but beautiful and sunny enough to make me throw caution to the wind and leave the house in cropped pants and barefoot in ballet flats!
Granted, I was wearing my fabulous alpaca pom pom hat so my head was warm. Didn't your grandma tell you that you lose heat through your head? So if your head is warm the rest of you is too? Suffice to say, I was toasty.
After a sprint from the bus up to Platform 1 at Clapham Junction to meet Rachel (good woman was waiting for me with an americano just the way I like it!), we were off on the overground to Kensington Olympia for the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show.
Once inside, Rachel and I were immediately captivated by the large display of quilts by some clearly, very talented quilters:
When we were finally able to drag ourselves away, I'm surprised we didn't buy everything in sight at the strategically placed Liberty fabrics booth next to the exhibit to start a new quilting project right there!
There was a good mix of booths of quilting, cross stitch and through to another section we started to see a lot more booths with yarn and knitting:
I don't have any pictures, but I did come home with some cute octopus buttons for a baby sweater (no baby in mind, just thought they were cute!), and a skein of Spud & Chloe "just in case" I don't have enough for the sleeves on the dinosaur jumper. Oh, and an alpaca dress from the folks at The TOFT Alpaca Shop. They were selling off some samples and well, I couldn't resist. And it was such a good deal, I made Rachel buy one too!
Once we were yarned out we headed down the Kensington High Street in search of food. I think our new favourite find is the "food court" at Whole Foods where we celebrated our late day for the school run with burritos and Coronas. Incredibly civilized. Then some more world-domination with our sooper-sekrit project!
Those photos will have to wait though, since now I'm off to meet up with Rach again today. We're both on the volunteer roster for the spinning demos at Wool House today and it's time for me to run for the train. Again!