Well, it was a fabulously busy and exhausting weekend!
Closer geographically than some Kraftykoala & I set off early on the Saturday morning with our Tour Manager, Julie. Mikayla was super organised and everything was ready and waiting for us; setting up is always a bit overwhelmingly chaotic and it amazes me that we turn the jumble into a fairly well organised stall!
The venue that Mikayla had found for us was pretty amazing… a dramatic mix of the rustic old and the shiny new. An architect somewhere had a huge amount of fun combining the two in a building worthy of Kevin McCloud’s attention! Our stall was in one of the very old sections, with low ceilings and creaky floorboards, a glorious little room which was snugly packed with knitters most of the day. We had a window overlooking the churchyard and were treated to a view of the most fabulous wedding taking place next door, complete with stretch Bentley and beautiful crimson dress!
I was delighted to meet everyone who came to see us at the show, including some of my regular customers… you know who you are – thank you so much for all your warmth and support
Right next to us at Fibre Flurry were the Bothered Owl team – hurray! I’ve been itching to stock the Lego stitch markers since seeing them this summer at Knit Nation, and yes, I have brought some home for the shop… they will have to remain hidden though from TheBoy, who is Lego-Obsessed just now… (he borrowed my camera this weekend and I found this on my memory card…
… along with hundreds of other similar works of art…!)
I had a lovely chat with the Herdy team and ear-marked a few new goodies for the shop; those guys are absolute naturals when it comes to hitting the spot with that cute sheepy face. And speaking of hitting the spot… these ladies are always a treat to be around…
Above, Nic of Nicsknots, I think we’ve all come across her gorgeous project bags, and Sarah of Babylonglegs; the next target on my list of indie dyers… in all the packing-up chaos I completely forgot to bring home a bag of her hand-dyed yarn but I’ll be fixing that pretty soon!
The whole day was lovely and busy, and then just as we thought our feet couldn’t take much more, we hit the last hour of the day and it went blissfully quiet! We sat down and knitted. We chatted with the lovely stall-holders in our room; as well as Kraftykoala and The Bothered Owl there was High Fibre, Thread of Life (thanks to the lovely Helen who was very patient with us spreading out across the room and even helped show off our Big Needles!), and the excellent p/hop. p/hop is short for pennies per hour of pleasure and is a knitting fundraiser for Medecin sans Frontieres – I urge you to read more about them! I’ll be blogging over there soon as part of their blog swap, so watch out for me over there!
And so, that was our day out at Fibre Flurry. It was heaps of fun, and Mikayla and her lovely team deserve a big round of applause for putting on such an excellent event – THANK YOU!