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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Wonderwool Wales

Where shall I start?
I had the BEST day yesterday at Wonderwool.
I was so giddy with excitement I forgot to take photos of the stalls!
There were some rare breed sheep.
A Manx Loaghtan with their strange double horns.
A Leicester Longwool - I've not come across these before.
There was a huge array of fibre, fleece, dyeing equipment, spindles, notions and loads and loads of hand dyed yarn.
Would you like to see what I got? of course you would.
Here we go.

Some Lego stitch markers from The Bothered Owl.
I don't really need any more stitch markers but I knew that DS would love these, and he did!
Three skeins of 100 per cent wool to make a felted bag. I really like the shades of grey.
Two skeins of Colinette Point 5, the colours were so lovely I couldn't resist. I think this will be a chunky scarf in a plain stitch just to show off the colours.
Two skeins of ready to dye sock yarn.
This is an Alpaca, Merino, Nylon mix. I've been promising myself some Alpaca socks for quite some time, soft and warm, my tootsies are wiggling already at the thought of it.
Some merino laceweight to dye as well.
Also in my bag, two new dye colours, a set of 2.5mm dpns Knit Pros and a little cotton bag. As Romain and me tootled around, you could hear from us "Look at that" "What a good idea" "Have a squish of this" and "Ooooo" ~ we had a fabby time.
Romain got a new drop spindle and some fibre and we got a nice man to give us a demo and some pointers about where we were going wrong. Romain says she won't be beaten by a spindle, but I'm leaning more towards felting the fibre that I've got. We shall see!

I met Vikki of Wild Fire Fibres who is a Phoenix Forum member (so I feel like I know her!) and also Little Red Dragon ~ who I really do know ~ for a lunch time chat.

Romain and me agreed we enjoyed it more the Ally Pally in October ~ it was much less commercial and more about British Wool, not too big, not too small and both came back with lots of ideas. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Well, school finished on Thursday for everyone, as the village had no electricity on Friday. When I got in, I set up my steamer chair, in my favourite place with a cup of tea. Bliss.
You'll notice a sock OTN. I decided to dye a skein just for me.
I've finished one sock and the other is about half way through.
It is being helped greatly by those new Knit Pros I got so I think we'll be having a ta-dah soon.

Well I must go and get in the garden ~ to enjoy the glorious sunshine (sorry Teresa! she just had the first sunny day since Jan 25th) and do some tidying as well.

Have a good time whatever you do..............Clicky Needles.


  1. You got yourself some lovely goodies there! I'm rather jealous!! But I'm hoping to go to Woolfest in June so I can't complain!! Love the colours in your own dyed sock yarn. Happy holidays!

  2. Sounds like you had a great day and come home with some wonderful goodies!

  3. Sounds like you had a great time. I am booked for Ally Pally in October and can't wait. I am hurring up the socks I have on the circulars at the moment so I can get the lovely Autumn skein on the go that I bought from you :o)
    Enjoy the sunshine!

  4. What fun you had! We have something similar here in Oregon called the "Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival" and wow is it ever awesome. There are all kinds of sheep, angora goats, angora rabbits, alpaca, llama and even camels! And a huge hall full of wools and tools and all manner of tents in the garden area full of things, even a basket vendor so we can all fill them with wool. One was even an antique dealer where I got a vintage pottery planter with a spinning wheel on it!

    Was fun to see you say hi to me at the bottom!

    Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

  5. Some lovely stuff you have there. Glad you had a great time.

  6. Glad you had a good time. I went yesterday for the second year. It really is a lovely, friendly and well run event. Nice haul you got there too!


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