Yes, I am in Antwerp. Anne and I organised this weekend long ago, before there was any thought of Chicago and FLW. We are staying in an apartment not far from the railway station and high up above a street full of cafés and bars. Which is important because they were dancing in the street last night. The Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in the World Cup and there was rejoicing throughout the city. We noticed that there were large numbers of orange T-shirts around yesterday afternoon.
The main square in Antwerp.
The display in a chocolate shop.we are returning there on Sunday to buy presents. Anne thinks her husband would appreciate a box of chocolates flavoured with Havana tobacco or curry. Actually Anne is clearly in shopping mode. We went round some designer shops and Anne tried on a suit. I find it difficult to contemplate paying £700 for a pair of black trousers, nice though they were. But Anne did buy two dresses and a jacket from another designer boutique where the prices were more reasonable.
Dinner in an Indonesian place round the corner from our apartment, shown above.
I do have some weaving to report. I decided the next item would use up the handspun I inject dyed a few weeks ago as well as lots of my stash. I have wound about half the warp which will be striped but the weft will be plain beige as only natural dyeing can achieve. I have been asked how much more yarn I need for the small Newbury Coat and decided that I would do better to wind the warp with what I have. So that will be Monday's job.
It is another gorgeous day and we are off out soon. Neither of us have brought hot weather clothes so there may be some T-shirt purchases.