Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I-Knit Weekender 2

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Wowee what a weekend that was! So many of you lovely people came and said hello and chatted, it was like a party! I did extremely well, maybe it was beginners luck but my fluff was flying out of the shop at a steady speed. I had help on the Friday from my friend Heather and on the Saturday, Sally and James came along to help too. I couldn’t have managed without you guys. James and Sally did some spinning on my Victoria wheel and James also did some spindle spinning, seemed to draw people to watch. I am so grateful for all the happy help I received, thank you!!

Barry did a sterling job, all that driving, unpacking and assembling and kisses and cuddles and smiles and laughs..made the whole weekend special, even if it did cost us a new Nikon(or two)!

Lots of people were drawn by the colours, several asked me how they would knit with the fluff, which took me by surprise!

I am rubbish at remembering names and rather than leave people out I thought I’d best not mention those that I do remember, you are all special to me and I am chuffed that you sought me out to say hello :)

My Aspen Leaf cardigan was a great success and after the fashion show on the Friday I sold quite a few of the patterns and fibre for people to make it! Some people bought the pattern to make with commercial yarn which got me thinking that maybe I would dye some aran weight up so the kit could be purchased. I would like the yarn to have a high alpaca content so it fluffs a bit…will keep my eyes peeled. Anyone got any suggestions?

The hotel we stayed in left a lot to be desired, they foolishly emailed us asking for a review! I wrote a really good review of a bad hotel, felt strongly that things needed to be said! Not heard back from them for some reason lol…

The day after we got back from I-Knit we went on a trip to Barcelona, took loads and loads of photos which are all on Flickr but I’ll direct you to them in my next post as I wanted to direct you to the photos that Barry took on his new camera of the I-Knit weekend

All in all Barry and I both loved the whole weekend (good job we were so tired that sleeping was a priority in the hotel!). I am keen to do more events and am off to Flitwick this Sunday for The Ravelry Meet, looking forward to the whole day where I think I’ll be doing some spinning. I have been in fast forward for too long and need to slow down or I might blow a fuse! lol

I am also booked in for Knit Expo in Exeter on November 13th and for Fibre East next July…will have to get organised about other events too!

I want to do more sewing too, my little pinny proved popular and I have 2 orders already :)

Be back soon to tell you about Barcelona…whoooosh phew!!

I’ll leave you with a photo of Longdraw James and James Toft, Sally’s new Alpaca…notice the matching quiffy fringes!

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Barry bought me one too, as a celebration of our first big knit event, mine’s blond and gorgeous so she’s called Posh Toft and she resides near my fireplace next to the old bobbin and shuttle displayed there, maybe a photo is needed!

5 comments:

Knitman said...

I am jealous! I am also glad that you had such a good weekend. It would be lovely to see you for a coffee? New beans which we like very much. They won't last forever. :-)

Knittynutter. said...

sounds like a fab time..
hopefully will get to meet you at knit expo in exeter..

Rani said...

Looks like a fun time. I want one of those alpacas. Very funny pic with the matching hair. HA HA!

hakucho said...

Glad you had a good weekend. Your fluff certainly look fabulous...fabulous fluff that really sounds good to me :)

Marianne said...

Loved seeing all the photos, good times!! (and GORgeous photos!)

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