Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Knitting and Stitching Show

Well we went....and we were a bit disappointed.

In the foyer, was a Hyperbolic Coral Reef. It was stunning. Ever changing, and beautiful.

My favourite bit of it was this green bit..

And an explanation

The graduate exhibitions were amazing but the shopping was rubbish. I went to get the cascade 220 for the Babette blanket, but there was about 5 skeins of dull colours. The lady on the Fun2Knit stand was downright rude and there were a load of crappy stands selling shoes, bags and wash cloths for cars. Don't even get me started on how many bead stalls there were there.

We managed to get some Colinette Jitterbug, an also some reels of chenille to make a Sophie Digson style scarf.

Oh well, I doubt I'll go again. I think we'll try Woolfest in Cumbria next June. Lily was wowed by the exhibitions and got alot of inspiration for her art work.

Here we are outside the show....notice the Ravelry bag!!!!

I have abandoned Mystery Stole 4. I don't like it and can't be bothered to put in the effort. I am waiting for yarn to arrive from First4Yarns to start the Babette, and in the meantime I'm ploughing on with Breezy. It's good mindless tv knitting!

Not much else to report. Lily is off to Iceland on Friday, and I am planning to redecorate the hallway and landing.

I'm starting to think about knitting for christmas, but also not sure I can take the pressure of it this year!!!!!


Denise said...

That's a bummer about the show!
I'm well in to Christmas knitting at the minute, on a roll but I'm only picking quick knits, so I don't get overwhelmed :)

cpurl17 said...

That's sad the Show was a bust! I hope you stopped by the LYS for some emergency yarn!

Rosie said...

Sorry you didn't enjoy it. Somehow I've learned to "tune out" the crap stalls but rudeness is totally unacceptable! Woolfest is very sheepy (there are even live sheep) with lots of stuff for spinning as well as knitting and crochet.

Good luck with your Babette. And Sophie Digard's stuff is just amazing...

Lin said...

The reef looks fab!