The annual Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace has come around again. We went yesterday and had a great time. Stayed the longest we ever have. Possibly bought more than usual, though maybe not. We took a newbie with us yesterday - Jan, who is Stuart's mum, she's not a knitter but loves to sew. There was plenty there for her to enjoy.
|Rachel wearing her new top. Lots of admiring glances, though it may have been for |
the baby bump
The picture quality is brilliant as I only took my small Sony, as this fits easily into my bag, but I have no lens control, basically what you see is what you get.
|Black Sheep Wools - what did I buy more on that later|
|Some aisles were a bit of a crush|
Toft Alpaca's knitted toys
|No sorry I will not make this!|
|Jan purchased one of these kits|
So on to the purchases - these were from Black Sheep Wools, I love their yarn piles
|100% wool - £19.99 reduced from £29.90|
|80% bamboo 20% wool - £16.99 reduced from £39.90|
|85% cotton 15% kapok - £19.99 reduced from £49.90|
|4 packs for £10|
Next, we saw this dress knitted up and Rachel really admired it. So being a good Mummy I said I would knit it for her. She purchased pattern and yarn immediately. There is just enough detail to stop it getting boring, plus aran weight so should be a fairly quick knit.
Jan and Rachel bought lots of fabric for a baby quilt and mobile. We actually got a bit fabric'd out by the end of the show. As usual we ended the day with dinner in Green Lanes. Same restuarant, same meal, we daren't go off piste for fear of being disappointed, and at this place we never have been.
It was a great day out and many thanks to Rachel for driving us and to Jan for joining us, hope you both enjoyed your day as much as I did.