Friends, I have just had THE best weekend!!!
D and I went up north to beautiful Yorkshire. We stayed in Harrogate which just so happened to be a short drive from Skipton, which just so happened to be where a certain yarny event was taking place.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I actually went to Yarndale 2013 but made a pretty miserable job of recording the event. This time I was determined to do better and take lots of photographs to share with particularly those of you who live too far away to ever consider attending.
I must admit, when I first arrived, I felt a bit like a child being set loose in a huge toy shop; I didn't know where to start or whether to laugh or cry!!! Anyway, here goes and I do hope it gives you some vicarious yarny pleasure from the comfort of your armchair ...
|This year's Flowers For Memories display in aid of the Alzheimers Society.
|Yarndale 2013's bunting project, still looking as stunning as it did two years ago.
|Yarndale 2014's marvellous mandala project.
|The Yarndale 2015 sheep!
Now, I want you to imagine a sea of stalls stretching as far as your eye can see, displaying and/or selling absolutely everything yarn-related you can possibly imagine, a faint whiff of farmyards (sorry, once a townie, always a townie!) and the loud buzz of excited shoppers ...
Let's have an even closer look shall we …
|www.facebook.com/tinkertailors.co.uk and www.facebook.com/wildwoodwool
|www.purlescence.co.uk These Indigo Dragonfly yarn colourways have the best names ever! Apparently the lady who dyes the yarn is married to a poet who comes up with them. I bought a skein of 'Not All Mathletes Are Created Equilaterally' which is a beautiful teal colour. Other favourites of mine were 'Already Frogged' which is that gorgeous green you see and 'Maybe I'll Have My Minions Take You Out Back' which I think is the orange. Genius or crazy, I can't decide! :-)
|Two of Edward's Menagerie from www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk
And then, rather appropriately …
Wool Warehouse had a stand in the Knit 'N' Natter Lounge and were constantly busy.
This cheeky chops kept cropping up; I'm not terribly sure who she was ...
I'll pop back again tomorrow to show you my purchases but, before then, should just like to thank …
a) All the kind stallholders who gave me permission to take photographs of their wares. I desperately hope my links are all correct.
b) All the wonderful bloggy/Facebook/Instagram friends I met either for the first, second or third time. You were all a total delight and so much better looking than your photos! ;-)
c) All the lovely people who came and said "hello" to me and freaked me out by knowing so much about me!!! (Helen, get yourself on Instagram NOW so that I can stalk you!).
d) Lucy and the Yarndale team for all their unenviable hard work in putting together what really must be one of the best yarn events in the world. I hope you are all having a well-earned lie down in a darkened room today!