Saturday, 13 October 2012

Shopping at the Knitting and Stitching Show

That's all it seems like I did today at Ally Pally judging from the bags!

Here's my loot, which I'm sure you're all dying to see - they're now hidden away a bit so that Hubs doesn't need to worry about how much I spent - only my own money, the joint card stayed at home ;-)

Loot from the Knitting and Stitching show
I got:

Mollie Makes subscription (4 issues for £1!)
Gorgeous silk and merino wool for my bessie's birthday present - I can't knit so she's just getting the wool!
Various notions - new embroidery scissors and hoop, some "cute as a button" ribbon (which I think NEEDS to go on a new zippy pouch!) and other boring stuff like 505 spray and pins which aren't pretty enough to go in the pic
Essex Linen from the Eternal Maker in a nice Ivory colour for some cushions (10% off voucher too!)
and from the lovely ladies at Village Haberdashery, I got a charm pack of Sew Stitchy, other pretty print which I can't remember the name of, and the best of all - my first ever bit of Heather Ross!!!!
(and hello Kelly, it was lovely to be able to put a name to a face)

 I went to two workshops, one making dresses for charity and another very challenging but extremely well run workshop with a lovely lady called Celia. We did darts, easing sleeves, understitching and bound buttonholes, all in an hour :O

I forgot to take pictures until the very end, and many of the stalls and displays explicitly asked you not to take photos. Here are two that I did manage to snap:

The Knitted Village - spot the Scouts!

Knitted Village at the Knitting and Stitching show

 and the stunning view from the top of the hill after we left:

View from Alexandra Palace


  1. Great haul and it was lovely to meet you too :)

  2. Oooo lots of good stuff!! I love shopping. I came away with red fabric :) I must have missed the Molly Makes stand. Oh well - next time!

  3. well done you ... glad it was a good show xx

  4. Sounds like a very successful day out. The knitted village is so sweet!

  5. What a great set of goodies! I keep seeing that magazine, I've never brought an issue though...=D

  6. I probably passed you as it seems like we shopped at all the same stalls!

  7. I miss going to the Knit & Stitch Show :( it was so good though to see your pics, thanks for sharing :)


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