Hello again! I had a lovely day yesterday when I met up with Erin. We first got to know each other in 2010 when we were booking up for Knit Nation classes, and have stayed in touch ever since. This time Norwich was our destination, and I met Erin off the train. The weather was decidedly uncooperative so we headed for Norwich Cathedral. It's a really beautiful building, well worth a visit if you are ever passing.
Inside it was richly decorated with holly and ivy wreaths and garlands and looked most festive.
You can see the roof bosses in the distance in this photo - there are about a thousand of them in total in the cathedral. They have a mirror on a trolley so that you don't have to keep craning your head back to see them. You can get a closer look at the bosses around the cloisters.
We spent a long time in the cathedral looking around and chatting over a drink before walking through Elm Hill to get to our final destination - afternoon tea at the Assembly House! We were served an assortment of dainty sandwiches, cakes and the most delicious fruit scones with jam and cream, and of course, endless pots of tea.
Erin brought me a beautiful gift, all the way from her LYS in Canada. She is a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild, a very active group. One of the members, Tabi Ferguson, dyes the most wonderful fibre. Her Etsy shop is here, should you wish to take a look! (Always happy to enable!) Just feast your eyes on this gorgeous fibre - 100% Bombyx Silk roving in the shade Cerulean Blue. It feels so luxurious, I'm looking forward to having a go at spinning it.
I shall be back tomorrow to take a look back at 2011, and share some of my knitting ambitions for 2012. See you very soon! xxx