land of the angles

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Here’s to falling asleep at 7:30 pm (because you didn’t sleep at all on the red-eye) and not getting up until 7:00 am the next morning. To blustery December days and afternoon tea breaks. To long talks over a veggie English breakfast. And to handknit socks when you’re far from home and forgot to pack a scarf (seriously).

Just wanted to pop in to say that we arrived in England yesterday safe and sound (if exhausted). I love this country and I’m so happy we’re kicking off our trip here. I’d like to try and post periodically to check in on this trip – I always forget that I really like writing about travel, and it doesn’t feel like work the same way that blogging about my work does (funny, that). In any case, I realized there were a few things I wanted to post about, too:

  • If you’re in the London area, the Pom Pom Christmas Party is happening this weekend (Saturday, December 6). I’m sad I’ll miss it by only a few days, but you can read more here.
  • If you’re in the Seattle area, this weekend is Urban Craft Uprising. Whether you’ve never been or you’ve been before, GO. It’s such a fantastic craft fair. Runs Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center.
  • Cirilia is hosting a knitalong for the Loro Vest from her new book, Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads. The official cast on date is December 15, but you can find all the details here.
  • ETA: Spincycle Yarns and Pepperberry Knits are running a Pine Bough Cowl KAL! It kicks of December 26 and you can find details on Ravelry here.

That’s it for now! Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm (and for the record, I bought a scarf).