Me and my knitting pal Romain had the best day at Wonderwool yesterday. It was chilly underfoot ~ Royal Welsh Showground ~ but the sun shone and for the first time for several years we sat outside in the sun to eat our lunch.
This year I decided not to write interesting things down in a notebook as I usually do, but to take photos with my phone, of labels, designs and colours. I know, get me using technology.
There are three halls to mooch around and we did lots of mooching.
We both thought these mini socks displayed on windmills was a cracking idea.
On the fivemoons stall was a lovely a-line jumper/poncho made in their Luna Sport yarn. It was beautifully soft. I was very taken by the crochet scarf too; when I got back home I discovered I already have the jumper ~ Climb Every Mountain by Heidi Kirrmaler ~ in my Ravelry queue! I've been less successful finding the scarf pattern but I shall persevere.
There was an array of sheep.
The always funny, alpacas. These from Bird Farm Alpacas. This one looked like it was the stall holder, it made us laugh a lot.
"That's £6.00 please Madam."
I didn't buy lots and lots but felt hugely inspired. I looked at garments that I bought the patterns for last year and told myself to get on with them. I accosted several people wearing things that I liked and we had a chat. The stall holders were happy to chat even if we didn't buy, and the atmosphere was happy and relaxed. At the end Romain said "It makes me want to go home and knit."
"So what did you buy?" I hear you ask.
Some more Drops Delight sock yarn, I can't get enough of this, although I suspect I may already have some of these colour ways, must check.
Some Ullcentrum 2ply Fingering Weight. This is imported from Sweden by Midwinter Yarns in Caerphilly.
It will be a stripy shawl, the pattern is Linus on the Line.
And lastly some buttons from Textile Garden. Always worth a look in.
I sat on the bus and knitted more of my ravello top. It's coming along well, although I didn't knit all the return journey due to a nap. I told Romain that I might fall asleep when we got back on the bus, she looked at me and said "I'm expecting you to, you always do."
So there we are, a smashing day out.
Let's hope the spring sunshine carries on, and that it warms up some more.
Have a great week.............Clicky Needles.