The EventHere are a few photos that I took, hopefully it gives you a flavour of the event.
|wee county yarns|
|Lucy Hague - beautiful|
Celtic Cable designs
Kate Davies Designs booth
If you like the look of this festival, and would like to see more, here are a few links to other blogs about the event. From some much better photographers too!
My PurchasesHere are the bits and pieces that I bought, along with links to the stall holders:
I love this Kate Davies pattern book, and especially fell in love with the hat on the cover. The autumn colours and the curves are just perfect together. So this was my first purchase, all the wool to make this hat. The wool is Jamieson & Smith DK but I bought it from purlescence, as they had a gorgeous wall of wool on display.
Purl Alpaca booth, and bought this waistcoat knitting pattern called Balboa. They had so many of the garments knitted up already so that you could try them on, which really helped in choosing a pattern.
purlescence to purchase colours for the new free pattern promoting Shetland Wool Week as designed by Ella Gordon. It is gorgeous little croft hooses! Can't wait to make this one.
wee county yarns! Think I will just have to make another hat!
Black Bat that looks just like Lily of the Valley, my Mum's favourite flower, so I will make this as a gift for her. You could choose any British Rare breed wool to make this in, so I chose North Ronaldsay, as it is my favourite sheep. They live on a remote Orkney island and only eat seaweed!!! We went there for our honeymoon and they've had a special place in my heart ever since.
Kate Davies Designs, and really wanted to buy the full kit for her new pattern called Miss Rachel, but I had to take myself outside and have a long hard think about it. I finally decided that I wouldn't get it for myself at the moment, as really my skills aren't quite good enough to invest that amount of time and money into such a beautiful garment, only for it to come out anything less than perfect. So instead I bought a small project bag, and I will use this with dreams of Miss Rachel for one day in the future.
Beyond Measure and some sweet sheep felted earrings from Aileen Clarke.
Wollmeise so that I could make this pretty shawl called Jasminde that was given to us in class.
My ClassI took a class with Martina Behm from Strickmich to learn lace knitting skills.
We first started with chart reading and made a swatch, here is mine.
Then we started the Jasminde pattern and Martina helped a few of us with close up demonstrations as well as tips on how to undo our work when we make a mistake, because we know that we will!
Overall, I had an excellent day and would love to go again. I was glad I went by myself so that I could look at the things that interested me the most. I wasn't lonely either, as so many friendly ladies began conversations with me, both stall holders and fellow shoppers. There were so many people from other countries visiting too! Maybe you could plan a visit next year?!