Archive for October, 2008


For another project.  Yes, my to-do list is growing and growing.  Now I just have to sit down and do something rather than accumulate stuff.


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I have been looking forward to the Knitting and Stitching Show since my friend M pointed it out and said that we just had to go.  We promptly bought our tickets and then spent many days emailing each other with many exclamation marks dotted between ‘excited’ and ‘can’t wait’.

The show was held at Alexandra Palace which had the most beautiful views, a grand staircase leading to the entrance and was filled with many happy crafters.  To be honest, has anyone met an unhappy crafter yet?

I came away with my head filled with ideas and hankering after more tools, fabrics and yarns to make more things.  Luckily I went with 2 friends and no partners or else the testosterone might have put a dampener on our spending and gabbing and cooing over the most beautiful yarns and fabrics under one roof.  Next year, I’ll better prepared and go with bigger bags and more cash.   Here is my loot and no, I can’t wait to begin the winter projects either.

We’ll start with the small but essentially cute needleholders which ensure that my knitting won’t unravel itself.  Although, to be honest, the way the jersey is going right now, the stitches might as well just walk themselves out the door.

These are two magnetic needleholders.  The whale has a lovely design over its body and will be going to live in my Mom’s sewing box while Mr Froggie will just have to make himself at home with me. 

Found this wonderful stall that sold easy-to-sew skirts that provide the instructions, lining, thread as well as a zipper with the cloth.  All-in-one, what a fantastic idea!

The leaf button will be joining the cherry-red yarn to soon become a scarf/cowl for me, inspiration taken from Flint Knits.

And finally, the happiness bubbled over when we turned a corner and saw a huge pile of yarn on sale.  Imagine a hill of yarn with a lot of murmuring ladies anxiously gathering all the wool they can.

The wool pictured above will be turning into a lovely soft fleecy blanket, hopefully 20 balls of yarn will cover it as I couldn’t carry anymore home with me.

If you haven’t managed to get round there this year, I highly recommend that you try next year, well worth the tired feet.

Hope everyone had a wonderful sunshine weekend.

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