Sunday, June 07, 2009

Didn't we have a lovely time?

UK Ravelry Day 2009 was a triumph. Yes, there were some teething troubles but all in all I think it went really well.

The weather was atrocious but that didn't stop the market stalls being piled with yarn, though the two alpacas looked bedraggled.

My lace class went well (though I say it myself) and I managed to bring another nine knitters over to the dark side. We didn't get through above half of what I'd put in the hand out, so I could probably make two workshops out of the material. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and learn something, so I judge it a success.

There was chatting:

There were hats:

There was yarn:

This is Rockpool Candy's stall.

There were plenty of stalls outside but it was so wet I didn't dare expose the camera to the elements.

I did, however, buy yarn (like I need more!)

This is some beautiful laceweight yarn (1200m/100g) from The Natural Dye Studio:

A close-up:

It's a mixture of baby alpaca, cashmere and silk and feels divine. Not quite sure what I'm going to make with it. All suggestions gratefully received.

It seemed to be a green day. This is yet more green laceweight yarn:

This is from Krafty Koala and is also an alpaca/cashmere/silk blend and 1200m/100g. It's called "Emerald Isle" and I do believe there is a shawl of that name, so maybe the yarn has spoken.


I bought some Cascade sock yarn in a plain colour:

because I want to make the Hoffnung socks. I was intrigued by the construction (plus there's lace).

And that's all I bought apart from a pattern for a dinky little cape from Keep and Share.

It was nice to catch up with friends, old and new, and just talk about knitting all day long.

Many thanks to Jo for arranging everything.

She's already asked me to be at next year's event in Scotland.

I have run this idea tentatively past 'im indoors, who did not react with unallayed enthusiasm. However, there is plenty of time and as my Grannie always said, "It's a poor woman who can't get her own way."

See you there?

One of my readers (you know who you are) was complaining that she didn't want to see the back field, she wanted to see the garden.

Just for you:



Daisy said...

It sounds like a missed a wonderful day. Thanks for the link to the sock pattern too - hadn't come across that one, but it's gone in my Ravelry queue!

me said...

the pictures of your yarns are so yummy! what a perfect day of yarn yarn yarn!!!!