Are you ready for Yarndale?!

I’ve been busy getting ready for Yarndale and I know some of you are as well. I hope your pre-Yarndale knitting is going better than mine… I might be wearing half a cardigan!

From now until Wednesday at 2pm, you can order any of my books to be collected at Yarndale. To remove the postage cost simply enter the code YARNDALE19 at the checkout and I will have it ready for you at the show.

Don’t forget to let me know in the ‘notes’ section if you would like the book to be signed to yourself or someone in particular.

This year I have a double stand – so hopefully you’ll all fit on! You can find me at H109 which is almost directly opposite where we’ve been for the last few years so you should be able to find me easily.

I will be announcing a little Yarndale giveaway in my newsletter this week so make sure you’re signed up!

Yarn Expo 2017

Last weekend was the first ever Nottingham Yarn Expo and it was so good to do a show in my home town! There were lots of local people – both stallholders and customers and I met so many lovely people. Thank you to everyone who came to say hello!

The open plan stands worked really well. I have to admit – I did panic when I found out there were no walls! But it made the space feel really open and I got to know my lovely stand neighbours.

The Pheasant Cushion from Cute Comfort Knits was the star of the show and Ollie Elephant from The Knitted Nursery Collection got a huge amount of cuddles! Both books and the accompanying yarn packs are available from my shop and would make lovely Christmas gifts!

I got in early on the Sunday so that I could have a mooch around before the show opened and there were so many gorgeous hand-dyed yarns. My favourite stand was Moel-Veiw Yarn. Gorgeous yarns, beautiful display – and the best project bag ever!

You’ll be pleased to hear that I was very well behaved and only treated myself to one skein of sock yarn (for my sockdrobe challenge next year) from my lovely stand neighbours Skein Queen.

Thank you Dad, Steph, Rich and Andrew for helping me get everything to and from the show and helping me to set-up x

Yarn Expo

I’m so excited to be exhibiting at Yarn Expo next weekend – the first yarn show in my home town of Nottingham!

I will be bringing copies of The Knitted Nursery Collection and my new book Cute Comfort Knits.

I will also have yarn packs for some of the most popular projects in The Knitted Nursery Collection

And yarn packs for some of your favourite projects in Cute Comfort Knits

Perfect for Christmas gifts or Christmas day knitting projects!

I will also have some old favourites, including kits for the Triangle Hat, Bobby Scarf & Hat, the Dice Cowl, Twinkly Beaded Collar and the Lazy Lace Cowl.

So make sure you get to me nice and early before I run out!

I’ve also done a big shop update, so if you can’t make it to Yarn Expo you can still join in with the shopping here.

While you’re in town – make sure you pop in to Knit Nottingham as well! Just a stones throw from the show.

See you there! x

 

Woolfest 2016

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After waking up on Friday to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU – having two days of Woolfest ahead of me was a wonderful distraction!

I applied for a stand at Woolfest after having a lovely time at Yarndale last year and it was a good decision! The Woolfest team, other stallholders and customers were all lovely and the show had a great atmosphere. I even saw a few familiar faces and it was especially nice to catch up with a couple of people I used to work with.

It’s always a bit daunting when you arrive in your empty stand. Particularly when there is a concrete wall at the back and some sheep have done a dirty protest about leaving the EU! But my wonderful friend Rosie soon helped me to whip it into shape and get it looking lovely.

We introduced Shuggie and Steve Sheep to some real sheep. Shuggie had a nice chat but Steve was a bit rude to be honest. He’s feeling a bit grumpy because Shuggie was three times more popular than him! The good news is – I still have some Steve Sheep kits available for Yarndale – these aren’t available on my shop so please get in touch if you want me to save one for you!

We had lovely neighbours and were lucky enough to be opposite Bigwigs Angora so we could just watch bunnies all day. I didn’t get much chance to look around, but I fell in love with pretty much everything on the Beyond Measure stand! Lots of lovely scissors and bits and bobs.

Rather than rushing home after the show, we stayed an extra night and enjoyed a pootle around Derwent Waters and Ambleside on the way home.

Thank you to everyone who came to see me! I hope you’re enjoying your books, patterns and kits. I’m looking forward to seeing more lovely faces at Yarndale in September! x