Although most of our knitted wares are made locally on the west coast, Eli takes her knitting with her wherever she goes. Her latest adventures brought her and her needles across the ocean to Europe…
London – it’s on almost everyone’s Europe bucket list, isn’t it? It was Eli’s 1st stop and it did not disappoint.
Full of the classic double decker buses, channeling their inner Knight Bus from Harry Potter as they swiveled over to the side to let each other pass in the narrow sides streets, London fascinated Eli. You could come across a new piece of history every 30 seconds while travelling around the city (as Eli discovered on the city’s Hop On Hop Off Tour bus <- not a bad way to go!) from Speaker Corner where the rules included a time limit (wrap it up in 10 minutes or less, peeps, if there’s a line behind you) and the Tower Bridge (not to be confused with London Bridge). Fun fact: you can get married on this bridge!
Eli’s London favourites
Favorite Place: While it is almost next to impossible to choose, Eli would have to say the National Gallery. Inside, her dad discovered “The Hay Wain” by John Constable, pronouncing it the thing that made the whole trip worth it. Such a cute Dad thing to say. Also, coming out and listening to Marc Sugier‘s smooth vocals.
Favorite Experience: Reading Robert Galbraith’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling” as I passed the very same London neighbourhoods set in the novel. It was hard not to look up and glance around, expecting to see Detective Cormoran Strike in the tube station next to me.
Travel Tip: If you want to see a lot of the major sites over a couple days, skip the lines and save on money. The London Pass is the way to go! Travelling with Eli’s family (six in total), it made things really simple.
Stay tuned for more from Eli’s knitted adventures. Next stop: Paris!
Eli & Rach