Here Lies a dead
May it Knit in peace
Having likewise spun in peace.
But seriously, a lot is happening. I am going to London on business, which I did not want to do, but off I go on Friday to lovely Croydon for business meetings. I will arrive on Saturday afternoon, go to the hotel, rest a bit and then hit the town. I have managed to get onto a StoneHenge sunrise tour, with access to the actual stones before the visitor's center opens.
I also plan to visit loop in Islington, and stock up a bit on Rowan and Colinette at the rock bottom UK prices. Okay just so that everyone appreciates how low they are:
- Giotto in the US is like 26.50 a skein
- Giotto in the UK is 6.50 GBP a skein, or 13.00 dollars rough conversion to USD.
Big difference, isn't it?
I also am looking at BeSweet Magic balls....which are pricey, but having never seen one here, I may look and leap while there. Who knows?
Because I will be travelling and my phone don't work over there, I am afriad that I may not be blogging while there. Just the way it goes I am afraid. Of course, I will have my laptop, but may not have the time as things go, but if I do, I will post some at least by email, if not directly.
Annie's Attic had no joy today for me.
The calendar shows Opal Kid's Socks today in a rainbow colorway. Nothing too special, but felt I should mention. It's a basic ribbed sock, with a heel flap, and a round toe.
I have started the smania sweater, after a false start at the gate. Silly me, following the pattern without adjusting for my hems with the dropped stitch rib. But I prevailed and the first sleeve is on waste yarn, with the second sleeve on the needles. Two more rows and I drop the middle purl stitch in the rib pattern for the nice byzantine look that it provides. I am still not sure how far up the drop stitch rib will go on the hem, but I don't have to worry about that right this moment. My goal is to get the sleeves done before I get on the plane, so that I can just knit even on the body. I am thinking that since I will be travelling alone, that I will have lots of knitting time, and this sweater may be done by the time I leave and this is going pretty fast so far. I am also taking the Koigu kit, and enough yarn for one pair of socks. I may see about other yarn to take with me. Of course, I am planning to shop for yarn while I am there, so could just knit on that on the way back.
Ah Yes, the way back. How does one smuggle needles onto a plane in Heathrow? I have done it successfully in Dublin and Toronto. I think I will try to spread the needles around in my bags, and keep the needles and yarn separate. If the security folks ask, I will simply say that I don't trust the airlines not to lose my yarn. Not far from the truth actually.