My day started way too early - I managed to get up even before my alarm went off at 5.50am. As I was up so early, I had time to make and drink a coffee, and wound the next skein of yarn for my Dotted Rays, just in case I finished the skein I was on (which seemed pretty unlikely as I had about 25g of that skein to go, but it's always good to be prepared).
|6.10am: First coffee and yarn of the day|
|7.05am: At the station: coffee and breakfast|
|8am: Magazine reading on the train|
|9.37am: Second breakfast|
|10.40am: I have arrived!|
I saw a lot of beautiful red yarn: Phileas Yarns, Travel Knitter and Easy Knits all had yarns that I loved. Dye Ninja was my favourite though; there were so many beautiful, intense saturated colours on the stand. I loved all the shades of blues and greens too. Having a definite plan made browsing a lot easier; I saw a lot of things that were beautiful - everything The Wool Kitchen had for sale was so vibrant and cheerful - but having a plan meant I wasn't tempted to buy things I wasn't necessarily going to use (and I have plenty in my stash that may never be used, so don't need any more!).
|1.30pm: Drooling over the Dye Ninja stall|
|Buttons = essential purchases|
|2.25pm: A little sit down and knitting time|
|3.30pm: A walk through the city|
|4.05pm: Afternoon tea|
|5.05pm: Still sitting and knitting|
I caught my train home a little after 7pm, and slept pretty solidly almost all the way home!
And here are my very modest purchases: 200g red (Nanny Ogg's Bloomers, with a donation to the Alzheimer's Research UK, in memory of Terry Pratchett) merino/silk blend DK from Dye Ninja, two Portuguese knitting pins from Textile Garden and a mini skein from Easy Knits (which will be added to my sock yarn blanket). I didn't buy any buttons as I couldn't see what I wanted (cats), but have since bought some bird buttons from Textile Garden, and they are lovely.
|My lovely purchases|