I really have left it rather a long time to mention this, but I feel it’s not too late to tell you about the Knitting and Stitching Show which I attended in Harrogate back in November. Sadly, my crafting partner in crime was too poorly to make the trip, so I had to brave my first K&S outing on my own. Despite having been warned, I was pretty overwhelmed by the size of the event, and never really found my bearings! I was focusing primarily on shopping, so hadn’t booked on to any of the workshops available throughout the day. However, I did enjoy wandering around the many exhibits. I was particularly taken with the textile work of Rosie James, and the ‘Knitted Lives‘ exhibit, where 40 older women from Newcastle had worked with artists to tell their life stories through knitting.
I’m not sure I was supposed to be photographing the exhibits (oops), so instead I will post here some pics of the goodies I acquired on the day. These will certainly keep me busy in 2010!
The above is a selection of beautiful fat quarters from Euro Japan Links, which will be just perfect for small craft prjects.
Yet more yummy fabric! The large spotty one is a heavy canvas, which I’ve earmarked for making a tote bag or 2. Hiding at the back is a stripy blue seersucker fabric. I’ve been looking for a suitable fabric to make one of these dresses for some time, and I think this one fits the bill 🙂
And last, but my no means least, the yarn! L-R: Malabrigo sock yarn in Aguas, a gorgeously soft Debonaire (50% baby alpaca, 50% extrafine merino) in Aloof, and an artist’s Palette Smoothie sock yarn in a lovely green/purple colourway.