Monday, 30 June 2008

Woolfest Part 2

Good morning. I am now suitably refreshed after a good nights sleep. I was going to split the Woolfest stuff up into a couple of days but as I didn't get chance to take as many pics as I did at Wonderwool you're getting them all in one go . We had a wonderful time again and we did better than last year. I was quietly pleased with this as with this credit crunch thing and the spiralling cost of fuel I thought numbers and sales might be down but they weren't. It was very busy on both days and people had come to spend .It was great feeling the "Buzz " of people admiring yarns and all things knitting and spinning. My ears were ringing by the end of the day.
It was a great Ravelry weekend as well . Lots of Ravellers wearing their badges . It was great putting faces to Avatars. This little girl was enjoying some extreme knitting. The "needles " are plastic drainpipes with wooden points on.
This is Ambermoggie , one of my Ravelry friends.

Mr and Mrs Yarnyard. Natalie dyes gorgeous wool and fibre .

A huge spinning wheel . This was the type Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on and went to sleep.
This lady had come all the way from Norway to demonstrate Larvik knitting. It's beautiful fair isle type knitting.
The Next pics are of my purchases.
Mohair for a shawl . These colours remind me of the poem " When I am old I will wear Purple with a red Hat " Well I'm getting old and I adore purple.

A Kaffe Fassett book , which has inspired me to get some fair isle knitting done. A book on Domino knitting . Which entails knitting squares that look like chevrons . Very effective.
Organic Merino from John Arbon at Coldhabour Mill. I am really disappointed in this pic. The colours are actually a gorgeous lilac and deep purple but they've come out blue . This yarn is for a little Kaffe Fassettery . I'm going to do his Poppy Design for a cardigan.
A little indulgence .Merino / Silk roving from Whingam wools . I'm hoping to take my small spinning wheel up to Cumbria so I thought I'd try something different .
We are famous . The small wooden plaque pictured in this magazine is one of Papa Bear's . One of the girls from Yarn Forward Magazine saw it whilst we were at Wonderwool and asked could she put it in the magazine and here it is. I'd fogotten all about it .
Last but not least I want one of these. It's a sock making machine and it can make a sock in 20 minutes. Which would be great for making socks for the stall . If I had one I wouldn't stop making socks by hand though because I find it very theraputic.
Well that's Woolfest over for another year. I've got lots of new ideas for next . Plus another Wonderwool and hopefully Fibrefest in Devon next August.
But before then there are all the shows up in Cumbria and four weeks today we will be setting up camp in Mungrisdale.

1 comment:

ambermoggie said...

You got me in photo:)) Lovely mohair, could that be a shawl you are starting? Have I lured you over to the dark side?