do you know what it is yet?
It was Fibre-East!!
We had the most amazing weekend despite the weather….which happened overnight on Friday! We set up our stall on Friday evening and it was completely dry when we left about 6.30. We went for a meal at a nearby Indian restaurant and saw the rain falling as we ate our meal. Never gave a second thought to the quagmire that would behold our eyes when we got back on Saturday morning. Still we rallied on, in true Brit style and just got on with the day ahead.
loved having a laugh with my friends…this is Allie from Lunayarns…I first met her at the I-Knit weekender a couple of year’s ago now. Soon after she set up her amazing yarn dyeing business…think I had just told her to tread carefully as I think we’d lost a couple of customers in that muddy bit…
I managed to escape the stand on both days, so massive thanks to Jo and Sally for doing an excellent job
Barry took this shot of the back of me talking to Tracy from Purl Alpacas. I am wearing my gorgeous Duchess cardigan designed by the beautiful Kari-Helene…oh and Tracy is wearing her Duchess cardigan too, you can find the pattern here. Their alpaca is wonderful stuff, not one tickle or itch in sight! I have my eye on another design on theirs too. You can find the shop here
This is me showing one of my bags to Claire who had a stand opposite mine, she creates the most lovely bags and purses. I am very tempted by the gorgeous circular bag she had displayed on her stand. The shawl on Busty Bertha is a beautiful example of a Citron shawl, knitted from singles spun from some of my Darling Fibre (my best seller with Coast coming second). This is the Esme colourway, it was the last lot sent out for my Fibre-Club. Thank you so much Helen for letting me borrow your pretty shawls which were much admired and caused no end of sales for me You can just see the lovely Debbie from DTDesign behind me, would have enjoyed a bit more chatting to her but the right moment never seemed to happen! Why didn’t I buy that angora laceweight when I saw it?!?!
So now, all the muddy boots and boxes containing the fluff that will eventually find it’s way into my shop is safely stored away until I can muster up enough energy to deal with it. I can’t remember feeling this exhausted ever, but there has been quite a lot happening at Fluffy towers lately. Pretty soon, I am going to ask to get off this roller coaster for a little while, and just knit and drink tea for a while with no other worries entering into the equation. don’t think it is going to get any easier for another few weeks yet though…..Think this is a bit like jetlag…but it wasn’t me that made that short trip to Melbourne last week was it?
Thank you for the photos Barry, I love your new little camera Apparently Sally took the last shot as she wanted to have a go on it too!
Do you recognise Debbie? She is the clever dyer extraordinaire from Skein Queen and she’s seen here, having a few more minutes knitting before the day ahead yesterday
Thank you to the wonderful organisers and volunteers that made the whole weekend brilliant…!!