Thursday, 23 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
I didn't bother looking at any of the stands selling cross-stitch, patchwork and other sewing crafts. Nor was I interested in getting some false finger nails, (how strange - maybe people get them done to coordinate with whatever project they are working on!) or buying a new handbag, although I very nearly weakened at the fudge stand! That's where the I Knit day was better in my opinion, because you didn't have to search through all the other stands to find the woolly ones! I got a great haul of goodies ......... I bought 2 skeins of Colinette Parisienne mohair to make a scarf like Snoopydog's. The colours are gorgeous. I also bought a skein of Colinette Iona to make myself a hat with earflaps. I promise to post some pictures when it's made, even though I'm not really a hat person and look very silly wearing one!
I bought some Wendy 'Happy' sock yarn - 75% bamboo and 25% nylon. Also some Rowan Kidsilk Haze for (another!) scarf.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Here's what they looked like freshly knitted.
And here's what they look like freshly felted!
They were such lovely socks to wear - very soft and warm. Hmmmmm - Ally Pally is coming up this weekend. I might just have to treat myself to another skein!
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Meet, from left to right, Betty, Bernard and Belinda!
The first hats modelled were the multi-coloured acrylic yarns (spot any similarities with the scarves?!)
Next came the stripy pompom range. Belinda really wanted to wear Betty's pink and purple striped hat, but Betty beat her to it.
Following that, the stripy i-cord collection. Bernard baggsed the Dennis the Menace one.
And finally, the cotton/angora hats. The cotton ones were a little larger, so were destined for Bernard and Belinda. Betty had the luxury of a Louisa Harding Kimono hat, and she did rather show off about it in front of the others.
We had great fun, well all except for Billy, who refused to take his Santa hat off! He watched the proceedings from the sidelines. Maybe he will be more cooperative next year!