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On Saturday, Alvin and I took the Tube into London for the Oxjam music festival in the Angel/Islington area. We had so much fun listening to unsigned bands and artists, drinking our favorite ciders, eating tasty food and perusing the old antique shops down Camden Passage.

But, there was one aspect of the day that I particularly enjoyed. I finally got to visit the Loop knitting shop. And oh what a wonderful place it is! Up until now I’ve been getting my yarn from online stores and big department stores like John Lewis. And as much as it’s great to have the large yarn selections of department stores, nothing beats a little knitting shop.

I loved the layout of Loop – buckets, boxes and cubby holes stuffed with yarn every which way you looked. They had a whole variety of colours, and at last! A large selection of fingering/sock weight yarn! I didn’t have that much time to look properly unfortunately; as I was with Alvin and a friend who met up with us before the music festival, I couldn’t really spend hours comparing all the different yarns. But I am happy to say I picked out a lovely variegated red sock yarn – Madeline Tosh in ‘Tart’. It was a bit on the expensive side, but it was to be expected from such a lovely, soft and hand painted yarn.

I cannot wait to cast on. I’m thinking Fruit Loop socks for myself.

Madeline Tosh Wool

Madeline Tosh in 'Tart'

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