Do remember the Guilty Knitters’ Yarncrawl?
We did another one Saturday!
For those of you that don’t know, a Yarncrawl is like a pub crawl but with less booze , smoke and pubs and a lot more scrummy yarn, shops and chatter!
This time there were 7 of us from the Guilty Knitters. Imagine it, 7 ladies of assorted ages, scurrying around London in a yarn hungry frenzy. It was frightening to behold.
Our first stop was Loop in Islington. A super shop for exclusive yarns you don’t generally see anywhere else. We spent a long time browsing and groping yarn…
The yarn wall is a sight to behold!
This picture of Anita says volumes…Every time you think you’re holding the best yarn in the shop, you look over your shoulder and there’s something else!
I had to have my picture taken outside with my new acquisition (Jeni can be seen still rummaging in the shop!)….
I bought this …
Misti Alpaca Chunky – it is so soft you have to bury your nose in it 🙂 I have a purpose in mind – that’s another post….
We got carried away with the photos and even had a group shot (minus the photographer!)
Next we headed for “All The Fun of the Fair” Where I forgot to get my camera out 😳 so here’s a shot from their website…
This is a new shop in the Kingly Arcade in Carnaby Street – Ohh it’s nice. Lots of unusual European yarns and trinkets and knitterly gizmos. Even better was that they had some sale yarn – I managed to buy 3 skeins of Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon and £2 a skein!
By now we needed lunch. Janie showed us a fantastic place called Leon at the top of Carnaby Street – reasonable prices, healthy, nutritious and absolutely delicious! Who would have believed such a place existed in the tourist heart of London?? 😀
Refreshed, we revisited Iknit in Vauxhall. We rummaged and pawed yarn and I forgot to take any photos 🙁 Silly Susan .
By now we were all feeling completely knackered. Time to visit Starbucks!
We spent a happy hour drinking coffee, knitting and looking at our goodies. We even got asked directions to Iknit by a lady who kinda guessed we might know…
I even got my photo taken again! (Looking stern with Judie … )
The coffee gave us just enough energy to get the train home. Exhausted but happy.
In fact, we were all so exhausted we had to cancel our usual Sunday morning knitting meetup – what a bunch of light-weights we are!!