Today I went to Olympia (via non working trains, torrential rain and wind that wouldn’t let my umbrella stay the right way round) to visit the Knitting & Stitching Show. The last time I went I felt very overwhelmed by the variety of stalls on offer, so this time I went with a plan and a better budget!
I wanted to visit Sew Over It to see if I could get their new skirt pattern, or pick up the wrap dress pattern. I also wanted to try and get some fabric to go with the pattern I picked up. Lastly I wanted to try and pick up some yarn for a secret project.
As I predicted there were so many stalls with all kinds of things.
There was the most amazing ribbon stall called Crafty Ribbons. I picked up some 1m ribbon, I planning on turning them into lanyards (once I get some bag clasps).
I managed to pick up the yarn for my secret project from Debonnaire (no picture of specific yarn, just in case a certain person is reading this!)
Finally while browsing the numerous knitting stalls, I found a stall that specialized in Knit Pro needles. I bought my set of interchangeable Nova needles many years ago. The bag they came in has split, and much though I love them they are very ‘boring’ (I feel very middle class saying this!). I spotted the new(ish) Zing interchangeable and fell in love. Fortunately I had enough left in my budget so I bought myself a new set of needle tips.
It was a fantastic day and I now have several projects to keep myself busy with. If you get the chance to go the Knitting & Stitching Show then I would recommend going in the morning. It seems to get busier around lunchtime, by which time I was done and ready to go home.