Met up with Liz on Saturday for an early birthday celebration. I have a Big Birthday this week and have every intention of making it last for several days. We met at the British Library which has a rather nice caff where you can drink coffee and linger happily for a few hours.
We both knitted socks and Liz finished her Baudelaires. It's a slightly odd photo; Liz is busy photographing her feet. You can't really see the socks very clearly but there are more pics here. We had intended to see an exhibition, but got sidetracked by a trip to Loop and a Very Large Late Lunch at Browns in Islington. Lunch was delicious; especially the warm chocolate brownie which was decadent beyond belief. We were both very restrained in Loop and didn't buy yarn, just needles and a magazine.
Liz gave me lots of great presents; the knitterly ones included Lantern Moon ebony needles, a set of vintage needles still with original paper tags, Ginger Luters' Module Magic and a ball of hand-dyed MSSSY* sock yarn. There was a lovely card with a purple flower; definitely one for a clip-frame. She also brought me a present from mutual friends in Texas.
Isn't this gorgeous? Three balls of the softest alpaca you've ever felt in a beautiful colourway that's somewhere between purple and aubergine. At the moment, it's saying lacy scarf, but I'm resisting the tempatation to cast on until I've finished my Leaf Lace Shawl (scroll down).
Have to say that I'm looking forward to Episode 2........
* You won't have heard of MSSSY yarn before - click on the photo and read the details on the label!