Last weekend was my annual weekend in York with other knitters, crocheters and spinners from The Yarn yard group on Ravelry. Our main discussion thread is called The Garden Shed, so we are known as "Sheddites" and our weekend in York has become Shedfest!
A wonderful time was had once again in the Bar Convent.
I spent Saturday morning going around the charity shops with Yvette. Here is my haul:
A duffle coat for Thomas, a Radley bag (to match my new boots), skittles for Thomas, books, beads and vintage patterns.
We had a secret swap again this year, my parcel was wrapped in this fabulous rainbow fabric. There was also some crayon fabric which I have sent home with Yvette for her to make into one of her fabulous project bags and a bag of Malteasers (which didn't survive the weekend.)
Lastly, we raised money for MSF with a p/hop yarn swap, I took a lot of fleece I know I will never use and here is the rainbow of swap yarn I brought home with me.
I had a fantastic time catching up with old friends and making new ones. Wren taught me how to darn, and I have managed to replace the toe on one holey sock and darn another since I returned home.
I very much enjoyed sampling the sloe gin and raspberry vodka - a must make for me this summer, it was delicious.