Yarndale 2016

After having such a marvellous time at Yarndale last year – I was concerned that it might not live up to expectations…but I didn’t need to worry! It was so incredibly busy on the Saturday I barely moved away from my little sheep pen. I met so many lovely people – a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to say hello – it’s so nice to put faces to the names of people I meet via my blog and social media x

Yarndale was a great opportunity to introduce some new kits and patterns and we recruited some more Moody knitters for the knit-along next year (find out more here). I also had some new Triangle Hat kits which sold like hot cakes and my new Bobby Scarf, Hat & Mitts patterns (kits coming later this year).

I bid a very fond farewell to the last of my Winter Animals and Shuggie & Steve Sheep kits. The yarns used in these kits are now discontinued so I won’t be making any more – but if you have the yarn, you can still download Shuggie here and the Winter Animals here.

And obviously I needed to treat myself a bit as well! I wanted some nice new accessories so I bought some lovely Merchant & Mills scissors and a pincushion from Beyond Measure. The pincushion is great because it sits inside a wooden egg, thus covering the pins so that my cats don’t eat them (Splodge would anything!). I also got some beautiful wooden buttons from Textile Garden for my Jamie cardigan which was finished just in time for the show (blog coming soon)! And some very cute knitting earrings from Max’s World.

Another ENORMOUS thank you to Steph (aka Nettynot) for helping me out again. The shows are great fun but are also hard work, so having a friend to help, bounce ideas off and hang out with in the evenings makes it so much more enjoyable! Thanks Steph x

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