A client from Sandown took 3 skeins of the Pampa Aran yarn to make her version of the Gretchen bag- which looks fabulous. It was her first felted effort and while she suffered somewhat during the i-cord work at the top, she produced this stunning work. Speaking of the Pampa Aran, I am awaiting a big shipment of new colours dyed to my order and am busy designing away- chunkier yarns feel right to me this fall and have mapped out at least 3 ponchoy sweater creations as well as a couple of new hats. My kids are getting sick of me knitting the 1 ball chunky cowl which I love because it is mindless and takes only 2 TV programs ( they do like to wear it however).
Neil of NKM Wools was greeted by these knitted rats in a coffin upon entering a Chinese restaurant one night after a busy day (sic) exhibiting at the Bristol UEW. For some reason, I found this hysterically funny, probably because I had too much time on my hands. We are presuming it was some kind of early (very ) Halloween thing. Since when did Halloween become so big here- if this is any indication of what’s going on in the burbs, it’s getting out of control.
September- busy month. Exhibited in Manchester, Esher, IKnit weekender, 2 charity shows and set up a show in Bristol. Loved Manchester, great show and city- a remarkable urban renewal. Iknit started off somewhat “echoey “, but the crowds picked up on Saturday. Bristol show was in first few days of October- a new show for the crafts market and markedly echoey.
The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace starts tomorrow!
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