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May 27, 2008

London, May 7


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I'm starting to go through the trip pictures a bit...I've gotten through day one! It helps that all we did that day was arrive, nap, and mosey down to Buckingham Palace.

May 26, 2008

Global knitter, on land and on sea

So I went to England! I've been back for over a week so it's about time I blogged, eh?

England was fantastic. We saw all sorts of interesting things, my favorites being any and all old churches/cathedrals/minsters/abbeys I could find. What can I say, I'm just a churchy kinda gal. Here I am, having climbed all the way to the top of St. Paul's.

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See? Happy as a clam in mud.

Another highlight was finally getting to meet one of my favorite knitters, Philippa!

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the inaugural meeting of the Transatlantic Sock Sisterhood


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I wanted to take Philippa home with me

Philippa and Deri treated us to a picnic in the park, showed us Philippa's fountain and a nice hill and then we spent the rest of the evening in a pub having a fabulous time. The night culminated in getting a little lost on subway and Philippa giving me presents (an excellent combination...I recommend it). She knitted me this plummy hot water bottle cozy, which makes me fantastically happy every time I look at it.

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hello. I am snuggly and lovely

She also gave me some yummy British sock yarn. Pictures of that and the yarn I bought in York to come...

This afternoon's assignment?

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hello. I am unseamly. and slightly out of focus...