Another September almost gone, another Yarndale whooshing by just like that. We went up to Skipton on Friday, I spent a very happy day on Saturday shopping and taking photos, then we went home via Leeds on Sunday. I can't believe it's already over.
We loved Yorkshire so much again, we've sort of decided to back up there for a long weekend in May, around half term. Shame I've come back with a bit of a cold.
Anyway, you don't want to listen to me sneeze, you want to see pictures from the weekend.
So many colours. So many people. Normally I freak out a bit in large crowds, but the feeling of height and light and space meant that I didn't feel under pressure at all. It was absolutely lovely.
I've been to Yarndale three times now, it's a fixture on our calendar, written in pen. It's got better and better each year, with more and more vendors, and more and more fun. This year, I surpassed myself, and I am now no longer going to buy an overlocker, or go to Ally Pally in a few weeks. So not sorry. I shamelessly used my children as a way to photograph Lucy Attic 24 again; such a fan girl. She was lovely and very patient; and must be utterly exhausted now. I was, and all I did was shop.
The mandalas were fantastic, and it was so good to be able to get right up close and personal with them this year. Mine never really got off the ground; maybe I'll send something in next year.
I brought some things back with me. Let's see if I can knit them up before next September.
Easy Knits sushi roll and sock yarn. Last year, I bought a lot of Aran weight, but apparently it didn't sell well, so it wasn't there this year. Shame.
Ginger Twist Studios yarn to make a cowl. Very difficult to choose a colourway, so I might have to buy more. Eventually.
Triskelion Yarn and white undyed stuff from somewhere else, can't remember. I'm going to use these two to make the Penelope jumper; the KAL starts tomorrow I think.
These three gorgeous things are from Midwinter Yarns; the red is for a hat, the blue is just because.
I'm almost ashamed to admit that I didn't buy this book when it first came out. I've got it now, however, and I've also got the yarn to make the Cockatoo Brae jumper on the front. It is drop dead gorgeous, but OMG all the miles of stockinette in fine grey wool. Mindless knitting at its finest. I feel faint at the thought.
Well, there's knitting to do, and a glass of wine to drink, so roll on next year, can't wait.