59 Photos - Feb 25, 2013
Photo: Got off at Paddington. The architect knitter in me squealed at this obvious lace inspiration in the beams! Pretty!Photo: You know you're in London when you see a red double decker.Photo: ...or a red telephone box.Photo: We squeezed in a visit to I Knit, since it's so close to Waterloo where we were anyway, but we were a little early.Photo: Worth the wait though! Inside we were met by pretty yarns and Percy.Photo: Lunch at Bangalore, an Indian restaurant that serve their guests in bunk booths.Photo: We lived at the Bush hotel in Farnham. On arrival I was given a paper with the history of the place and it dates back to before 1600! One of the coolest places I've stayed at for sure... and just LOOK at those tiles!Photo: Trainride to Farnham and then straight to the venue! We're going to help Jon set up!Photo: The Maltings was a rather magical venue I must say...Photo: Greeted at the entrance by the Unravel... fox?Photo: Mr Easyknits himself (and Roy peeking in to the picture too!) setting up his colorful stand!Photo: Best all weekend? Me and Sandy got to help Jon Name That Fiber. In this lot I spot among others Rose Tyler, Exterminate, Pond...Photo: I am not best friends with my camera at the moment... But I AM best friends with Jons' yarns... Here's Twinkle!Photo: Deeply Wicked Serendipity is yummy!Photo: Done! Mr and Mr Easyknits ready for business!Photo: Jon and Roy's blanket made from squares made by friends! Gorgeous!Photo: The show hasn't even started yet but I already have my skein from I Knit and a Deeply Wicked Gem from jon to snuggle!Photo: I don't have too many photos of other smaller rooms, but they were many, and all filled with inspirational and wonderful stuff!Photo: Not always easy to get to the yarns! Outta the way people! I want yarns!Photo: How cute is he!?Photo: Tea cosy sheep. He's crocheted.Photo: Needle felted little buddies. I fell in love with hare and fox.Photo: Wooly Knit sold rovings and the biggest knitting needles.Photo: The seating area was constantly full, with people lining up just to have a break!Photo: This is about 1% of the table of buttons in just one of the button and accessory stands. I am so pleased that I managed to NOT buy All The Buttons!Photo: Button Heaven I tell ya!Photo: Well Manor Farm is now called the Little Grey Sheep. They have Gotland Sheep and I stopped for a chat talking about Swedish wool!Photo: Looking out over the largest of the market rooms...Photo: I have arrived at Fyberspates. I could live happily in a box of Fyberspates yarn... I want ALL OF IT! (Here the Scrumptious rack)Photo: This captures how my head is spinning faced by this much Fyberspates at once! I bought enough for a cardi for myself. Yay!Photo: Here is my Fyberspates purchase. I did buy happiness this weekend.Photo: One of my favorite moments. John Arbon is winding my silver roving (Merino, Alpaca, Silk) that I will dare to spin eventually into what will become something shawl-ish...Photo: John Arbon Fibers shelf can make anyone lose themselves in color... 
There is One Shade Per Slot - Look at it closely.Photo: In Knit by Numbers you can chose subtle color nuances... I love this idea and I love the yarn!Photo: This is where the magic happens! Andy is showing Jon a new quality... Did I just witness the start of a new Easyknits quality?Photo: It wasn't always easy getting in to the Natural Dye Studios stall...Photo: But it's worth the wait!Photo: Mrs and Mr Natural Dye Studios!Photo: Sunday I wore my Gratitude shawl, and Sandy wore hers. I also wore my new and very appropriate pin.Photo: I loved finding all these yarns with direct references to where the wool was from!Photo: They had a vintage stall! I now regret not buying anything from here... I just stood mesmerized and fiddled with stuff...Photo: Like this yarn house... Why didn't I buy this? It's Gorgeous and clever. And vintage patterns? Hello?Photo: God knows I don't exactly need more random vintage buttons though...Photo: This fellow stood by the entrance. He is crocheted.Photo: Yes - crocheted. I promise!Photo: The wonderful miss Julie of Tillyflop Designs! So lovely to meet again!Photo: Photo: Lovely to meet Mel again too! And here Phil has escaped their stand for a bit coming to say hello to the Easyknitter.Photo: Toft Alpaca shows a Large Button. Sorry about the turning head...Photo: Color color color! 
(Photo taken from TheStashAddict over towards the Easyknits stand)Photo: I had to buy one of these. The fleeces were pretty much presented as sheep personalities, and the daughter of one of the farmers came and said hello to "my" sheep. When I paid for it the vendor said she saw "he was coming to a good home".Photo: Yeah, we mostly hung out with Jon and Roy. Here Francois is also at the stand discussing yarns, colors and trips...Photo: I gave Sandy that pin! Isn't it awesome? Most of Sunday she was spinning Jon's fluff, sitting by his stand. She became quite the attraction!Photo: Sandy spinning away! ("Oh look that lady is SPINNING!", "Is that a spindle?", "You can spin yarn without a wheel?!")Photo: And I loved all the decorations that were put up! (These are knit and embroidered)Photo: Crocheted and knit moles came out of the lawn outside!Photo: Warning: Bridge. Why, yes there is a bridge.Photo: Dinner at Heathrow on the way home. Conveyer belt sushi!Photo: So day two I almost forgot about the camera it seems. Me and Sandy flew home Sundaynight and I came home with quite a haul...