We made a weekend of it and stayed in a hotel the night before and after – nothing luxurious but close to the venue to maximise our time at the show! Yes we dived into piles of yarn at the Black Sheep stand and felt guilt when someone at the stall said that we couldn’t buy any more wool from him if we still had yarn that we had bought last year and hadn’t knitted! I think everyone at the stall looked guilty. But it didn’t stop us. I even had the pleasure of spending someone else’s money – I had a shopping list. And we were blown away by some of the beautiful hand dyed yarn at artisan wools. Mum is now embarking on an amazing lace shawl in an exquisite cashmere, alpaca and silk – it feels divine. I failed to make a decision at that stall – the different weights of yarn, the amazing colours and different blends of fibres just blew me away. My knitting widower has asked me for the website so I think I may be getting some for Xmas! There were beads and buttons and inspiration all over the place. Oh – and achy legs and tired heads from all that decision making. My stash has grown but it won’t stop me heading back for more next year.
….only failed in taking any photos of the event! And it looked so good too. A really professional layout and so many positive comments from our select audience. It was just what we were after – some feedback on our products. A few people placed orders – I think Alyson never wants to see another hat for a while, she could do them with her eyes shut. Lots of little girls in the playground with toastie heads courtesy of Alyson’s fab little flower adorned berets. And one or two bigger girls too. I had a couple of scarves to knit.
Went to an Arts Fair at the local secondery school and one of our invitees was there too. She is adamant that we should be selling at the summer show in May so that’s something to work towards.
We also have 3 people who are signed up to learn in the New Year so all in all a success. Best get working on our lesson plans.
Thanks to Alyson for hosting and making the fab invitations. Oh – and the yummy snickerdoodles.
….an adventure in blogging, an adventure in sharing our projects and an adventure in selling some luxury, individual creations, taking on a few commissions and teaching some people how to do it themselves. We are three of us at the moment – Lynn, Alyson and Maureen (Lynn’s Mum). We all love the art of knitting (and a little crochet and dabbling in a few other crafts) and want to take it further.