Well, I had a lovely day yesterday at Ally Pally.
The entrance was bedecked with knitted bunting.
As you'd expect there were beautiful rainbows of colour.
Some work of fashion students.
Nice bit of crochet!
As I wandered around with my pal Romain, this throw stopped me in my tracks. It was lovely, the picture doesn't really do it justice. The cables are massive! As I pondered how you'd make it on straight needles (it must have been at least 15mm), she helpfully pointed out that you could use interchangeables.
We ooo'd and aaah'd our way around the show stopping for a squish here and there, and talking yarn all the way.
When we came out the mist was settling over London in the distance.
The Shard under construction.
The o2 Arena.
"What did you buy?" I hear you ask.
A Toft Alpaca pattern book.
I'm particularly pleased with this because I've been wanting to make this jumper for quite some time but it had only been available as a kit.
Green sock yarn from Texere on the cone and some felt balls to make a necklace.
I was having a real green and purple day!
1150g of Aran weight yarn from Woolfish. I am going to use this to make an a-line jacket (I tried one on and it looked quite good.) I did want to get this yarn in green too, but the voice of reason ~ Romain ~ pointed out that grey wouldn't date so much.
So, not such a huge haul but we had a super day.
Now, if you missed X Factor on Saturday night you would have missed this excellent advert from Yeo Valley the West Country Dairy.
I wouldn't usually put a Yeo Tube thingy on the my blog but this sung by 'The Churned' makes me laugh and laugh.
Sadly not many young farmers look like this around here, but we can enjoy these fake farmers instead.
I hope you like it too.
Righto, off to do a tension square for my jacket now.
Have fun...........Clicky Needles.