Sunday, 28 June 2009

Woolfest 09

Just spent 2 1/2 days in Cockermouth at Woolfest, helping Wyesue and Ambermoggie on the Kindred Knitters stall. Ambermoggie and Mr Mog had made shawls and swifts with profits going to charity, Wye sue had leaflets about shadow knitting and mitred squares with a donation to charity for the leaflet and there was a competition to guess the weight of a bear, with a skein of Laalbears laceweight as prize. £150 was raised, split equally betweem Medicine Sans Frontiers, sheep for Africa(woolfests chosen charity) and Ambermoggies local hospice.
I saw loads of people from blogland/ravelry, it was great to meet up with familiar faces and to meet new people and put faces to names too. Not going to mention everyone I saw as I know I will forget someone, but it you saw a plump person with greying curly hair, talking quickly in a Yorkshire accent on the Kindred knitters stall it was probably me.

Despite being on the stall for most of the time, I still found time to shop.
The black at the back is 5 balls of DK weight merino, the blue skein is Yarnyard toddy, the blue ball is sock yarn, the pale purple is Yarnyard Lochan, the dark purple is Knitwitches laceweight and the pinks is 200g of knitwitches cashmere/merino.
I also got fibre, a spindle and other oddments
The fibre is a bag of blue oddments from winghams, spindle is from
Whorl drop spindle, The big stick is a broomstick for broomstick crochet , bag is from ambermoggie and theres a sock keyring and some crochet hooks there too.

At the end of Saturday Wyesue and Ambermoggie both gave me things as a thankyou for helping out so much.

This is 2 skeins of Sues handspun, one with fish in it the other with bells, I think the fish one will become a bag (along with other yarn) the bells will either be part of a hat or a shawl edging.Ambermoggie gave me one of her lovely shawls, I'm sure I will get plenty of use out of it up here. Now hoping for this heatwave to end so I can snuggle into it.

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