I went into town on Tuesday to buy these,
travelling there and back on the 159 bus. Sad to say, this is the last surviving route of the London Routemaster bus. Until December 9, Routemasters will carry on servicing the route between Streatham Garage and Marble Arch, then on December 9, they'll all go out of service and be replaced with modern buses without conductors. During daytime in the tourist season, a few RM's will run on a couple of special 'tourist routes', but I'll be sad to lose them from the streets of London.
The yarn is Rowan Shetland, the purple shades are DK weight and the brown is chunky. By this morning, it's been crocheted up into three bags, all destined to be chucked into the washing machine and felted. Felting's fun; but I hate the way wool fibres attach themselves to the next few washer loads. Especially as I wear mostly black clothes.
Dedication inside 'The Game' by Laurie R. King: 'For the librarians everywhere, who spend their lives in battle against the forces of darkness.'