Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Knitting and Stitching

So it was Sunday and the sun came out. I had decided to spend the day indoors finishing off my quilt, but it was s nearly done and the sun was out and... well suddenly I was on the bus and at Ally Pally for my first encounter with The Knitting and Stitching Show.

It was ace. It was huge! I've never seen so much wool and so much lovely soft wool at that. It wasn't cheap mind, but it was lovely.

Since I am not the greatest knitter and have not yet managed to finish my white blanket which Rachel made in about 2 days, I didn't really have much purpose. I just wondered around touching everything feeling done in by how much there was. It reminded me of how overwhelmed I felt at my first patchwork show. It was just too much.

So I didn't really buy very much. That was okay though as I am saving myself for Chilford, and really it was a reconnaissance mission so I am prepared for next year.

They had one hall dedicated to exhibitions and some of the stuff was amazing

There were lots of people crammed around the cheap discounted wool bundles in a huge pile on the floor.

There was a lady knitting with giant needles you could buy. Wool's not cheap though and it scared me seeing how much wool she was using, but it's a lovely idea and the needles were well cool!


Claire Vincent said...

so where was this Jay?

Anonymous said...

Alexandra Palace. It's on every year. It turned out to be about a 30 minute bus ride from Finsbury Park. I've never been before, but I think I'll go next year. It was great! You fancy it?