Saturday, 13 November 2010

Tales from the Knit Expo


The Knit Expo was amazing. I've never seen so much yarn in one room. Had I all of the money in the world I could have bought enough yarn to keep m amused for a life time, but only having £40 I had to make some wise choices instead. My first purchase was from Nimu Yarns, I got some beautiful cashmere lace weight, hand dyed in a luscious Green and a mohair lace weight in a lovely rusty yellow colour. I hope to work this up into a shawl in the new year.
I got a shawl pin from the lovely Belinda Harris-Reid and she went crazy for my Knit Fast, Die Warm tattoo.
For the beautiful man in my life I got some nice alpaca and wool blend yarn in a manly grey from Heavenly Yarns who have a shop in Exeter. I'm going to be making him a cowl with that, then maybe I'll get my scarf back.
And finally an awesome mini sock knitting kit from Five Moons which will be perfect for making tiny stockings for the Christmas tree and some cute little socks for my new fairy god daughter.
This was the awesomely colourful table form Felt Folk, they have some great wet felting kits and inspired me to make some felt bunting :) There were so many people there that encouraged me not to give up on my drop spindle and I got some great tips from Sara's Texture Crafts she reassured me that she also turned the air blue when she started spinning.

I had a wonderful time and I can't wait for the next one. I'm defiantly going to put more money aside so that I can be a part of the masterclasses. This year there was a lace masterclass by the lovely people form iKnit.

Anyway I shall leave you with the rest of my photos :)


  1. I love your blog. I found it cos of the Pin Tin, which I discovered the last time I was in Plymouth (I'm a student in London but come from Modbury). I love the stuff you do! And I'm so jealous you went to this, love the pictures.

  2. hi lovely photos, and all that wool, i would have been in ectasy, and spent my overdraft

  3. Oh god...that looks like HEAVEN for me!! I would have spent way too much money there! Walking around yarn shops and feeling all of the amazing fibers is one of my favorite things ever. :)
    I gave you an award over at my blog!

  4. was lovely to meet you last week...i am still trying to catch up with myself!

  5. Gosh this seems like a life time ago...
    We are off to Cumbria tomorrow - WoolFest - yay....
    Hope to see and hug you again soon.