This time, last year we were here. London. If I sound wistful, it's because I am. My first trip outside the country (besides Canada), and it was fantastic. Even with two tiny kids! My son turned one on the trip, and London will always have a special place in my heart. We did all the touristy things, and my previously blogged pilgrimage to Liberty of London, of course.
View of Tower of London from River Thames
Since I'm being wistful, I decided that I should cast on with one of the skeins of yarn I purchased on that trip. This is a delicious skein of I Knit or Dye in the Ritual Union base that I purchased at the I Knit London shop in Waterloo. The colorway is hard to photograph accurately--a deep purple with navy blue accents. I looove it. I'm making a dateline cowl, which will progress slowly given the many many WIPs I have on my needles right now. But I'd much rather cast on and actually use this wonderful souvenir, instead of having it languish in my stash for eternity! I'm working harder to actually use my "special" skeins instead of making them untouchable objects. Now if I can get myself to apply that philosophy to the collection of Liberty of London fabrics I purchased on that trip as well ...