On the journey I carried on with a Christmas present sock, more on that another day whilst hubby surfed the net to see what he could see. I’ve been wanting to go to Brighton for ages and although I knew I would only get the smallest of tastes, what with it being nearly lunch time by the time we arrived, I was still giddy with excitement.
Now if there was ever a yarn shop that you would just want to happen across, this would be it. Such beautiful yarns, Dye for Yarn (oh how we love thee), Life in the Long Grass (just yummy), The Uncommon Thread (merino wool, alpaca and silk, just so soft), Malabrigo, (such gorgeous yarn, such gorgeous colours), I could go on, it was simply lovely to wander around admiring the beautiful yarns, gorgeous books and exquisite needles (Brittany, ChiaoGoo and HiyaHiya)
We then found ourselves wandering The Lanes, a lovely mix of twisting alleyways of independent and very creative shop keepers. Beautiful antique shops, the items of museum quality, reclamation yards stored in a Victorian shop, specialists in native American artifacts. One just never knew what was in the next shop, let alone what may be around the corner. We padded around for a happy hour
We headed to the Royal Pavilion. Too late in the day to get the full use of a ticket to explore the inside, but not too late to have a good wander around and sit a while absorbing the glorious architecture of the palace.
And then we headed back to the pier to see if we could see any starlings creating their murmurations. Sadly I saw a few twisting and turning in the distance but by the time we were able to get near enough they were chattering and roosting underneath the pier. This is just a few seagulls heading out to sea. Maybe next time we will get a few photos of the starlings murmurations, apparently its early in the season it needs to be colder.
Remember that Malabrigo. Hubby and I are just wondering if I should wear it like this, it still felt warm and I wonder if anybody but knitters would actually notice!