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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...

Comments

I was just wondering out loud to Jay if you'd be back yet and there you are. looks like you had all sorts of fun :) I am insanely jealous.

I hope you had a nice time in England! Isn't York fab? I live not far from Lincoln but go to York regularly. Did you go to Sheepish?

Beautiful! I will be in England this fall and you have just inspired me to save even more money for all the yarn I am going to buy.

Hehe, that first picture is just insanely sweet!
Sounds like you had a great time. :)

Veronika

Ooooh, a transatlantic sock partner.... Very nice. Glad to see you (and the argyle) are back looking lovely and in one piece (both literally and figuratively). See you (and the seamed argyle?) Thursday?

Oh I just got back from a semester in London and I am envious. Isn't it wonderful there? And aren't those stairs up to St. Paul's brutal?

Also, I love your argyle.

You are a lucky girl - lounging on the hills of England, knitting, with a buddy from across the world that you got the chance to meet. And I bet the sight seeing was fantastic. Welcome back.

Looks like you had a fantastic time! I just got back from England earlier this month too- it was fabulous! Glad yours was wonderful, too.

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Will we see you at knitting night on Thursday? I hear we're doing it every week now, at the Pour House, since it's summertime, people have more time, and the Copper Cup closes early.

Sounds like you had a great trip and meeting a knitblog pal is always a treat!

Hello! This post made me laugh out loud with glee. It was so fun to hang out with you too, I quite missed you two the next day. I wonder how I could lure you back again...

Yay! I love that you used your IKEA dishtowel for photo backdrop just like I did on my last bloggitypost! Hee-hee. I'm glad you posted again. I've been getting sick of looking at that argyle sweater. Lovee!

We here in England miss you very muchly.

Heh, "unseamly" - snort! I love it! Am madly jealous of your transatlantic frolicks, hot water bottle cover, and Sock Sister.

Welcome back you international globe trotter. The vest may be unseamly, but at least you are done with the knitting.

I've been lurking on the blog for a while since I started Rowan Chicago and found you! I grew up in York- it's a wonderful city although I you will have missed the daffodils, which is sad. Hope you had fun!