Monday, 31 October 2011

Fibre Flurry!

On Saturday my knit-pal-Sally and I went to Fibre Flurry for their annual Event and had really good day out with lots to see and lots to talk about!  It was nice to go along with a friend and we arrived in plenty of time for a prompt 10am start and stayed until around 2.30pm.
We both bought plenty of stuff and quite honestly could have bought more but what FOR!
I resolved to purchase yarns that I would use for patterns and was lucky to get patterns for two purchases which I think is a safer option for me.  To be honest, I'd like to offer all yarn a good home in my sewing room but I can't afford to take in any more stray or random purchases and much as I was tempted by some of the lovely sock yarns I managed to remain sensible and resist all temptation - although I came close to breaking my resolve when Sally purchased a sock pattern and we were shown a selection of samples using two colours .. must must MUST resist .. (its not easy!?)

In the end this is what I bought:

snapshot of what I bought

Labels from the shop, the badges from The Knitting Goddess and the lovely little earrings from Atomic Knitting.

A ball of Lang Jawoll Magic yarn and a pair of tiny sock circs from Brownberry Yarns who were good enough to let us have a try at knitting with these tiny needles just long enough to knit a pair of socks - OR as she was doing - MITTENS!  I plan to CO for socks this week and can't wait to try them out (you know me and new things).  I'm planning to knit Holden shawlette as per their sample knit on display.

Next I bought a pattern for a shawl and a skein of Super Biffle - swamp thing from Easy Knits

but FIRST I bought this! how fab is this colour! I know! its not PINK but though I like pink, blues and greeny blues suit me so I couldn't resist buying the yarn and pattern for a lovely shawl from Anniken Allis/yarn addict - lovely Twinkletoes Sock 2xskeins.  I had it wound into a ball on Saturday evening and CO for this project in no time!
I bought a pair of 4mm knitpros and am just loving this simple easy knit and can't wait to see it grow.

I've gone shawl-mad! I confess to another slightly obsessive compulsive enthusiasm - shawl knitting and circular needles - you have been warned!

To finish the weekend I picked up the last current edition of Knit magazine and found that both SK and The Knitter had arrived in that morning's post - three new knitty mags and a new project OTG AND a project finished how about THAT for a great weekend?

This week we hope to see our no.1.son at his Uni - we were unable to go last week due to a last minute change of his plans which is unfortunate as our other son was home for half term but has returned today to College but we're keen to see him as soon as possible.  In the meantime I was thrilled when he rang to report that he'd managed to successfully operate the microwave, laundry facilities AND steamed his vegetables - ha! I'm more worried that he is managing himself practically and eating enough and shan't be completely happy until I've seen evidence.


Jan said...

LOVE, Love, LOVE!! The green and blue yarn Sue but especially the green one! Liked the shawl pattern too! ;) What good finds! The badges and earrings are very cute too! All in all you had a good time!

SewIknit2 said...

Strangely I'm becoming a bit more keen on GREEN this is the 2nd yarn Ive bought having been attracted to it! usually I stick to the pink/raspberry family!
Sue x

Valeri said...

That was a wonderful haul Sue! Especially the earrings. I was very good and didn't buy anything at Malvern. Well no time so really wasn't good at all....just deprived! lol
Val x

SewIknit2 said...

that was restrained of you Val! mind I know what shows are like having helped out at a sewing show one year and been "promised" time off to look/shop which amounted to about 6mins right at the end .. still saves the pennies being spent
Sue xx