Saturday, 7 July 2012

Oh What Fun We Had!

JenAC and Nic took on the booth at Woolfest this time round while Jeni was being an international lady of awesome at TNNA. Here's how they got on....

One of the best things about fibre festivals is the opportunity to meet so many people and this event was no exception. We met lots of wonderful customers old and new - it's brilliant to meet previous customers and hear about what they made (or didn't get round to!) from last year's haul. As always, a massive thank you for everyone who came and said hi, squooshed yarn and bought. We love seeing you all!

Popular at the event this time round were:

  • The new 150g hanks went down a storm in the Sparkle Sock - perfect for a good sized shawl or shoulder covering cowl. Hurry, there's still a few left in the shop! Click here to grab your skein. 

  • Ysolda's Saturday Treat book was exactly the (Friday and) Saturday Treat that many of our customers were looking for, with the Pear Drop and Barley Sugar designs being the most popular. If you've not got your copy yet, you can get your weekend off to a flying start by purchasing one on the website here.

  • Yarn for the Midnight Ocean and Song of The Sea patterns by Louise Zass-Bangham that both feature Fyberspates yarn. Stay tuned for a feature about this fab designer and these designs here on the blog soon. 

  • The adorable Tawny Owl kits from Ella Austin who we'll be featuring soon too. If you can't wait, there's still kits to be had on the shop

We saw many friends, and were particularly excited to see Sarah Hatton sporting a new cardigan that she has designed using Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran - watch this space for more details about the pattern when it is launched. You can read all about the cardigan in the blog post that she wrote about it here.  

We were also saved from our shivers by some of the shop samples and our friend Susan Crawford lending out fabulous sweaters from her stall to help keep us going. JenAC went for the layered look, sporting Jeni's 'Challow' jumper from The Scrumptious Collection Volume 1 AND Susan Crawford's rather fabulous 'Swagger Coat' knit in Scrumptious Aran. The Scrumptious Aran samples are becoming a fibre festival staple this year, so warm with all this dreadful weather we've been having.

Did we mention that it was wet...... and it was amazingly cold?

But the customers were wonderful, and we can't wait for next year!

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