Friday, 3 October 2014

The day I went to Yarndale.......

.... it was amazing! I had booked us B&B right back in June. I was thrilled to get one right in Skipton. So imagine my horror when I was told that Yarndale was outside Skipton and a good 30mins walk! But there was a bus, free and here I am in front of it. I wore my crochet shawl, as you do when you go to a yarn festival! A few women remarked about it and asked about the pattern which was a free one on Ravely. I saw one young man wearing a very colourful shawl/ scarf and asked DH would he like one, but he said it was happy to wear the socks I knit him and that was all!  LOL
 All the mandalas were displayed. I think it said there were 1040 from all over the world. I couldn't spot mine, but then I couldn't remember which one I sent to Lucy, as I made several and gave them to friends.
Here is the bunting from last year.
 Isn't it  amazing?
I bought several different yarns and would have liked to have bought a lot more, but I did spend more than I thought I should have!
 Some lovely hand painted 100 % wool from Cuddlebums to knit a shawlette.
 Some 100% wool to make mittens
And this was for some fingerless gloves
 for my GD.
The pattern was free..
and  I have knitted them up already. 
Some Alpaca yarn in this lovely coral colour for cardi for myself.
But regardless of what I bought I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The yarn there was beautiful and watching how it was spun and listening to how many of the traders dyed their yarn was fascinating.
It was such a lovely day, although my feet and legs were killing me after being there close on 4 1/2 hours, walking round and round. It was like an Aladin's cave and quite magic! 
I want to go again!!!


Hazel said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! Great stash haul too. x

Vickie said...

Good for you! What a fun way to walk/exercise. ;)

laceystitcher said...

Looks like you will be busy; beautiful photos and yarn. Thanks for sharing.

Pam in KS

Annette-California said...

So glad you had a great time. Thank goodness they had a special bus for you:) LOVE your photos. Beautiful yarns you brought home and the colors are lovely. The fingerless gloves look great! I bet your GD will love them.
love Annette

cucki said...

Wow great fun :)

Emma/Itzy said...

Glad to hear you had a nice time!

gracie said...

Love your yarn choices...and those fingerless gloves are beautiful

Unknown said...

It was great fun at Yarndale, lots of lovely stash that you bought, I hope you are rested now, xx

Julie said...

Lovely pic of you Chris.
Nice new goodies you came home with.

Theresa said...

I know you had a lovely time:) Enjoy your week dear friend, HUGS!

Heather said...

I am jealous! :-) It looks like you got some wonderful yarns! The fingerless mitts are adorable! I can't wait to see what you make next. :-)

Clare-Aimetu said...

It looks an amazing event Chris and great fun :-)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great day out! The mandalas look lovely, a really colourful display.

Kate said...

What a fab event, may have to go myself one day. Great stash haul.