Yarndale No. 2

This year was only my second time at Yarndale. It was their fourth year and even thought I visited only twice, it was obvious that it has become even more popular event for crafters. I couldn't even get into some of the stalls, how busy it was. It keeps growing very nicely and all stalls were just beautiful.

Interesting thing to know is, that when I went there last year, it was my very first experience with hand dyed yarn. I was so excited I spent about 300 pounds there then! It was actually Yarndale where I decided I want to dye wool and have my own studio. One year since and I am really doing it! Next step is to go there as an exhibitor. Hopefully, next year. Yes, I like to challenge myself. :)

Therefore, this year, it was a different experience at Yarndale for me. I recognised so many shops by name, that I felt like at home. I recognised people faces too. I felt like a part of the community already and I recognised almost all types of yarn just by touching it. It is really incredible, when you think about it. It was a hell of a journey for the last 365 days, but I wouldn't change it for anything, because I just love every second of it.

Anyway, I am not going to bore you with my blabbing anymore as I prefer to speak in pictures, so here is a little taste of what is Yarndale about.

And the last picture is of another colour variation for 'Cool in Town' knitting Kit. It is going to be a really cool hat, as you can wear it inside out, with or without pom pom and choose your favourite colour combination. In my  Etsy shop  from this week!

And the last picture is of another colour variation for 'Cool in Town' knitting Kit. It is going to be a really cool hat, as you can wear it inside out, with or without pom pom and choose your favourite colour combination. In my Etsy shop from this week!

Knitting kits almost ready

I have a break from dyeing yarns and am in the middle of preparing knitting kits as autumn is on our door step and a nicely packaged knitting kit would make a great Christmas/Birthday present. I have three different designs and I cannot wait to have them displayed in Bird's Yard and Northern Craft Fair. For those who are not from around here, kits will be available in my Etsy shop too.

Photo-shoots for two of the kits are finished. Hat and scarf will be available in different colours. We were taking pictures of a hat last week, in 25 degrees. That's a commitment! Now I have only a baby sleeping bag left and I am looking for a baby under 6 months but I ran out of options. :( So if you know parents who would love their baby to become a supermodel, pretty please, let me know. I would travel to their home (reasonable distance from Sheffield though), I would be super quick and I would pay in yarn and needles. Pretty good deal, right? Only thing is, that the deadline is 7th October. It would be such a shame to have photos of a lonely sad blanket. A baby would make it much more cheerful. The blanket is in unisex colours so it can be a boy or a girl supermodel.

On a positive note, I had two more sales on Etsy this week, which always makes me so happy. Especially when I get a super positive feedback. My promotion for free needles and buttons with my yarns is valid only for 4 more orders, so hurry up!

And here are some crazy photos from the last week photoshoot of my hat, which will be available as a knitting kit for intermediate knitters.

Warning! Strait Jacket needed.

Warning! Strait Jacket needed.