i'm safely back home after a crazy weekend, doing an old maiden aunt yarns trunk show at socktopus in london. & even though i was seriously delayed getting back (my 2pm flight home was delayed, then cancelled, then i was bumped on to the 5:30pm flight, which was then delayed for over an hour, & i finally made it home 5 hours later than planned!) it was totally worth it.
there were delicious brownies made by ali, and the best deli sandwich ever, and candy galore. (click on any pic to embiggen in flickr!)
i shipped a big box of yarn down ahead of time, & we filled up the shop with colourful piles of sock yarn.
the trunk show was set to open from 12-5pm, but at 11:45am, this happened (good thing the door was locked!).
well, we couldn't keep them standing out there, could we? but someone who arrived bang on time (12:01pm) felt a little left out...
...especially when she found out that someone else had already scooped up most of the purple colourways...
(it's not my fault - i was bribed with wollmeise - & managed to hang onto it, despite the presence of a would-be wollmeise thief!!)
... & that lots of other folk already had armfuls of (purple) yarn as well...
i think everyone was happy with what they got in the end, though.
thank you so much to alice for having me, and to all you mad london knitters for being so fab & welcoming - and for buying lots of my yarn (i'm shipping back less than half of what i shipped down - hurrah!). i'd come back anytime - but next time, i'm taking the train!! & for today, at least, i'm in recovery - some simple knitting, my alias dvd box set, and a big box of chocolates (from the RSA, waiting for me when i got home, yay!).