I arrived in London while Joey and the band were at the BBC recording an interview. I made my way to the venue for that night’s show, where the tour bus was parked and unloaded my bags. I decided to venture down Upper Street, knowing that Loop wasn’t too far away. While I was window shopping, I got a text from Joey saying that he was just a couple of blocks away so I headed back in his direction and spotted him quickly. We must have love-radar because he spotted me at almost the exact same moment. We had one of those movie-scene greetings, where time stands still and you’re hugging and kissing in the middle of a busy street in a fabulous city- it was pretty magical. Hand in hand, we strolled down towards Loop and popped in. I got to finally meet Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck of the wonderful Pom Pom Quarterly, and Meghan helped me pick out a British yarn. (I snagged that gorgeous skein of hand-dyed BFL sock yarn from The Uncommon Thread shown above). Meghan also told me that Stephen West was knitting in their upstairs room, so we headed up to meet him as well. Stephen was very nice, knitting away as we all talked about music- it turned out he would be attending the Iceland Airwaves festival that Joey would be playing soon. We left the shop with my skein of beautiful British yarn and, sadly no pics with Meghan and Lydia or Stephen. (I blame the jet lag for not thinking to snap an iphone pic at least). Meghan and Lydia came to the show that night and I had a great time hanging out with them. It was so lovely to meet them both and I hope to work with them again soon.
Since I was unable to stay on tour with the band through their Iceland show, I sent Joey with the sole purpose of making sure to snag me some Lopi yarn while he was there. This morning he popped into a coffee shop to ask where he could buy some yarn, and who else was there but Stephen West, knitting away with the WestKnits Fun Squad? I now have a sweater’s worth of Lopi on its way home to the states with my wonderful knitwear-loving husband.