Monday, September 08, 2008

It really was that good...

I had a wonderful weekend, Kerry, Paul and I jumped around to Ash on Friday night, they were brilliant. I got up nice and early the next morning and met Delle at Kings Cross. We
made our way to the Horticultural Halls for iKnit and arrived in the queue just in time for the rain to start,however that didn't dampen our spirits.
Jane Sowerby's talk was first, it was a pity we couldn't hear more but her shawls were amazing... I am wondering what to knit first from Victorian Lace Today.
We shopped for a while, had lunch and then queued in the rain again for the Yarn Harlot.
There were lots of people....
iKnit Day with the Yarn Harlot
There were pictures of the sock....This from the other side!
iKnit Day with the Yarn Harlot
I got three books signed and had a random conversation about Toronto!
(Thanks to Rachel for taking the photo)
iKnit Day with the Yarn Harlot
I met so many people, including Dawn and Natalie who I was hoping to see... there were so many amazing handknits, so many people knitting all in one place. It was such a great day.

Yes, I bought stuff too..... but only two things.
1. Angel,Top Left -Some laceweight Angel, Kid Alpaca, Cashmere and silk from the Natural Dye Studio - I was unable to resist the softness.
2. Sushi Sock Roll,Top right - a Sushi sock roll from Easyknits- I was sucked into the latest craze after Natalie and Dawn both had some, I wanted one too! I can see how it will knit up completely differently from skein dyed yarn and I'm excited to try it.
3. Malabrigo Sock - in the middle. Velvet grapes colourway. I bought this from Alice a couple of weeks ago, but it didn't arrive. I collected my two skeins at iKnit, only to get home to find my parcel from Alice. I had ordered Rayon Vert and Velvet Grages, but I am keeping the two skeins of Velvet Grapes. This is amazing, so soft, I am hoping it stays true to the machine washable claims.
I had another parcel waiting for me at home 4. August Sock Club, from the Yarn Yard along with a fabulous skein of 5. Orange bonny for my Sockdown September socks. I must print out the pattern and start knitting!
Oh yes, and there was enough time on the train to finish the blanket... more on that next time as I think it deserves a post of it's own (and some better photos!)
Hexagon Baby Blanket


Dawn said...

I just love that blanket, I didn't realise that you had it with you!

I think it's a bit creepy ... I bought the exact same shade of Angel, I also bought via Socktopus Rayon Vert, and I'm in the YY club! (I've just changed my plan to a single variegated and the semi solids to see what they're like). One of my orange socks will be knitted in YY Bonnie, but a much lighter shade.

It was lovely seeing you, I wish I'd spotted more people! I think the only reason I spotted you was because I happened to be standing still right next to you at that moment of time!

picperfic said...

oh how I wish I could have gone. Everyone had such a good time! Love your blanket!

Roobeedoo said...

SO jealous! Maybe next year!

Esther said...

the day out sounded really really great - i'll maye try and go next year as London is pretty close for me!

I loved the yarns - I'm keeping an eye out for some great things when i go to Ally Pally in October, not long now!

The blanket looks great too, so great when a project is finished!

Aknita said...

What great photos you took :-)

Lovely purchases too.

scarletprincess said...

That looks like a great day and a gorgeous blanket!!!! Really love it!

Emily said...

Looks as if you had a great day - I enjoyed last year, but this year looks bigger and (even) better!

The blanket is amazing!

Lin said...

Its great reading everyones accounts of teh day, your blanket is lovely.

clarabelle said...

Omigod, that blanket is stunning! I'm such a blanket freak, but they always just seem to take so much time... gaah.

Great to read your account/see your photos of iKnit; I'm afraid to say that I didn't even know it was on... I've just not been paying attention recently!

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like it was a lot of fun! Welcome to Hsks6 :)