yarny weekender

2 Oct

It feels like ages since I’ve done a real post and so much has happened, I’m not sure where to begin!

I guess, to start, we went to the I Knit Weekender! It was heaps of fun and really inspiring. The opportunity to be in the same room as so many talented people was fantastic, not to mention so many talented hand-dyers.

We got to catch up with Jon from Easy Knits, and thank him in person for the fab yarn he dyed up for the Sherbert Toe Socks,


and meet  the wonderful yarns of Nimu,


and dive straight into Artist’s Palette‘s genius sample balls vases!


We got to know Toft‘s huge hand-turned buttons,


and this amazing brooch that donned the bosom of a very accommodating woman!


I came away with this skein of delicious, I mean BFL, from Nimu.

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Clare is not just amazingly talented but a lovely, lovely woman as well. It was great to meet her — no less because she agreed to join us in a spot of yarny scheming!

That Sunday I headed out to Socktopus (alone, alas, because Lou’s job stinks for letting her out to play) to meet Lilith of Old Maiden Aunt.

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I missed the mad rush, but still managed to score a skein of cashmere/merino in the lush ‘Eat Your Greens’ colourway (below far left).

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2 Responses to “yarny weekender”

  1. Sarah35 2 October 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Lucky you to be having all that yarny fun, I wish we had more lovely places like those ‘up north’!

  2. loumms 5 October 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    Hi Sarah,

    It was heaps of fun! You’ll have to come south next year for it!!

    xx lou and emmms

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