Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Knit Nation

The last weekend in July was the weekend of Knit Nation in London.  I went along on the Saturday with my sister, and we had a great time.  I wish I'd known how brilliant it was going to be as I would have saved up and gone for longer!  The marketplace was amazing, every single stall had something gorgeous on it and restraining myself from buying (or trying to buy - not enough money to actually do it!) everything was so hard!  My favourite stall was Rohrspatz & Wollmeise (below) just because it looked so beautiful!

As soon as we saw the wall of colours, we had to make a beeline for it.  The yarn isn't cheap, but when we realised the yardage per 150g skein was immense, it was very easy to convince ourselves to get some.  The gorgeous projects on display around the booth, which were all made with one skein or less, helped make the decision!  The shawls at the front are by Arlene's World of Lace, and the gloves on top of the shelves are by Laris Designs.

Below is the haul of goodies I came away with.  Not bad considering we were only there for about two hours or so!  Left to right, back: Fashion Flats for designing clothes, lace loom (both from Purlescence), Kumihimo discs and book (can't even remember the name of the stall that came from!), "Vintage Gifts to Knit" by Susan Crawford (signed).  Slightly chaotic pile of yarn in the middle, left to right: five balls each of Little Knitting Company Camelot in white and pink, pale pink shawl kit from Artisan Yarns, black and silver shawl kit from Be Sweet, six balls of Be Sweet Extra Fine Boucle Mohair in red, orange, purple and lime, more shawl kits from Artisan (purple and red ones), and three gorgeous skeins of Wollmeise in mostly red based colours.  There are also a bunch of extra bits for my Denise interchangeable needles on the far right.  Phew!  It's going to take me ages to get through that little lot!


Anonymous said...

Love those red/orange colours.

Dragonstar said...

You're right about it being a good haul. The colours of the yarn on the right are absolutely gorgeous!
Hmm, lace loom... Don't know what that is, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy yourself!