Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Yarndale

For those of you who haven't been aware of the much anticipated 'Yarndale' festival then let me fill you in...


Yarndale is a new event that took place for the first time this September at beautiful Skipton in Yorkshire. The event was held over 2 days in Skipton auction market where the usual attendees are sheep and other cattle. For Yarndale though it had been transformed - incredible amounts of crocheted bunting had been strung up all around, different areas had been yarn bombed and even the Yarndale bus proudly wore some bunting.


The brilliant colours and beautiful items being shown and sold simply cannot be described.


So much delicious crochet goodness in one place had me almost giddy with excitement and itching to get my hands hooking away.


After a quick wander through some of the stalls and a hasty purchase of the Yarndale bag, pretty Yarndale pin and Yarndale program we headed off to the workshop theatre where we had glimpsed some tempting knitting kits for the Christmas bauble knitting workshop.


I'm not really much of a knitter but with a little help from the lovely Hannah of HomeBakedOnline I had managed to wrestle my four double pointed knitting needles into making the start of a bauble without injuring anyone nearby. Three hours flew by and after a much needed visit to the toilets we headed off to explore further.


We came to this crochet corner of loveliness - a little oasis of crochet and knit comfort where you could sit and try out any new purchases of yarn while having a chat with any other crafters who wandered through.


We also met the wonderful Lucy of Attic24 and had to have a photo with her. Lucy was one of the very hard working organisers of Yarndale and also responsible for getting all the crochet bunting sent in as well as putting together the knit n natter lounge.


We all had the most fantastic day and though exhausted from all the shopping and talking we had enjoyed every minute. Yarndale - simply put was brilliant and I cannot wait until the next one!

6 comments:

Attic24 said...

It was really lovely to meet you, thanks for coming to chat and show me your most expert DPN skillz!!!
lots of lovexxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

Thanks for coming to join in with the bauble workshop - you were all so lovely :o)

tangled_web said...

It looks amazing! So glad you and Thea had so much fun xxx

Jen said...

Well done for not causing any double pin injuries! I find that bamboo pins are better for double pinning, as the metal ones are forever falling out of my knitting and then the stitches all go wandering off after them...

Glad you had fun - I can't believe how many bloggers were there!

Barbara said...

Just found your blog - that's my triangle with the salt dough Yarndale sheep! I couldn't get to Yarndale so thanks for posting it - you've made my day!

Sonja said...

Thanks for sharing, Jessica! I couldn't come so I'm happily reading all about Yarndale :-)