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Sunday, 24 April 2016


Hi there!

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.
Colour rainbows.
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.

Two patterns from Woolyknits.  Both of the garments were on the stall and looked really nice.
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. 


  1. A great day out.I think these woolfests are as much about inspiring us than actually buying.How does the Drops sock yarn wash?

    1. Drops Delight washes well ~ I think. It is loosely spun so has a halo which makes it really cosy.

  2. It sounds like an absolutely perfect day! I love the yarn you bought and if you already have some at home then make socks and a shawl from it.

  3. I liked what you liked! So glad you had fun and shared it with us. Now let's knit some more :) xx

  4. What a neat event.. I'm glad you got to go with a friend which makes everything more fun. I wonder how much that alpaca sold? Cute. I like the yarn you got. Great job on your sweater! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Glad you had a great time! Happy knitting! xx

  6. I know you said you went to Wonderwool yesterday but to me it looks like you went to heaven!!!!! lol Those different shades of every colour are just out of this world. I want that to be my house!!! lol
    Cheers, Anita.

  7. I've never been to Wonderwool, it looks great. I'm a big fan of Drops yarn too. Liking the look and colours of your ravello top too :-)

  8. A perfect day. Altho for me it would have involved chocolate somewhere along the way .... xxx


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