By Carla Scott
Just as I was finished getting my bags unpacked from the August 2013 Vogue Knitting Tour to Scotland and Iceland, it was time to hop the pond again for the October 2013 Tour to England and Wales! I made sure to bring my camera and take lots of pictures for you. Check them out below.
This lace cap is inscribed with the words, “Captain Tweed, 1826.” I could hardly believe how fine it was.
Martin loves creating unconventional cabled designs with chunky yarns, like the ones seen in these colorful scarves.
The next morning, on our way to Wales, a herd of cows blocked our passageway. It was the perfect introduction to the quaint Welsh countryside.
Some of the group enjoyed the walk down to the village. And yes, Bramble the dog came along, too!
But best of all, she shared her vast and invaluable knowledge with all of her students.
We just loved taking in the beautiful Welsh landscape, and the weather was perfect!
For our next stop, we returned to England to visit the picturesque, historic Cotswolds, home of the famous breed of sheep. We had a free day to tour Stratford-Upon-Avon, the famed hometown of William Shakespeare. I visited the Anne Hathaway Cottage and Gardens and saw this embroidery, stitched by an eleven-year-old girl in 1839.