We went to see our friends Mrs. B and family. Our sons are very good friends (like us) and Mr. B. is just the best. Actually, I pretty much adore all of Mrs. B's family and managed to see her 2 sisters and Mom as well! But I'll get to that bit in a later post.
I was going through my zillion of iPhone photos and thought I would put together a post that sort of depicts how my love of knitting was captured during my holiday.
Saturday, Mrs. B. secured tickets to the Harry Potter Experience/Studio Tour. I know many of you are big fans like me and The Kid. This experience will not disappoint. This was the beginning of my knitting pics. I am not sharing anymore pics of this place, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I know there are pictures out there, and I do believe whether you go next week or in 10 years it will still be magic for you, but the more you get to experience on your own ... the more special I think it will be. (am I just being a dork?)
I wanted to start with Neville Longbottom's infamous Fair Isle sweater, but I can't find it right now, drat! But ah, Ron's Weasley garter patch quilt! It inspires scrap knitters everywhere!
|A little blurry, but you can see how some of the squares are color blocks in themselves.|
|Magic needles in motion|
|I can't remember but I think this was a Cath Kidston|
Next up on Monday was The London Tower. I thought this place was fantastic. So much history! It still has soldiers residing here while it's open to the public. The gentlemen below were part of some reenactment entertainment. Before their performance, they were talking with us sort of explaining their roles in history. I think they were a little thrown off when I was taking snaps of their socks.
|It's a baby roll brim chunky knit hat on a soldier! It almost looks like a helmet, non?|
|Knit socks in orange|
|What? It's a yarn reference in Churchill's War Rooms!|
|I couldn't tell what it is, sorry my picture is not better, but I'm going with a sock.|
After the War Rooms a walk along the South Bank allowed us a quick run into a book store to pick a book up for The Kid. He's devouring books by this author. I ran into some crochet rainbow bunnies, just in time for Easter. Cute and inspiring for you stuffie makers.
Wishing you all well!