Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Knitting and Stitching Show

I mentioned yesterday that I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace this weekend. It's the first time I've been and I had a good time despite the massive crowds.

I didn't take any pictures due to the aforementioned crowds - being short meant that any shot I tried to take just had a lot of people's heads and not much else *laughs*

My main reason for going was to find new yarn for gran's scarf, as I posted about yesterday. I spent ages looking at all of the grey yarns available before finding the perfect one.

While I was looking, I did of course buy a few other things...

Zauberball - I do love my Zauber socks, so I had to get some more *grins*

I was surprised at how few stands were selling spindles, compared to how many had fibre. I wanted a new spindle, but I didn't like any that I found, but I did like the fibre I saw.

In the end I picked up 200g of this 100% wool with orangey flecks in it. The label was pretty sparse on details but it feels nice and I liked the look of it, so that's all that mattered really *laughs*

I also picked up these dyed silk noils...

It was a grab bag of mixed colours for only £2, so I couldn't pass it up really. I have no idea how to spin them though *laughs* Anyone have any hints or tips for me?


  1. Both the zauerball and the roving looks like a fun time, happy knitting and spinning!

  2. Looks like you got some good "stuff" I do believe being tall would have made taking photos difficult with a crowd :)

  3. Are you too far away to get to the K&S show at Harrogate ... it's generally better, certainly less crowded.

    So the cure for the loss of my knitting mojo is buy more yarn? What a good idea ;)


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