Posted on 1 Comment

Blogtoberfest #19 TKASS 2012 Part Three: What I Bought

Here’s the last and final report from the Knitting and Stitching Show that I visited a week ago, and here I’m simply going to show you what I purchased.

My favourite purchase of the day were £27.90 worth of buttons from TextileGarden. I picked them mainly for boyish colours and motives on there, as I have previously ordered girly buttons.

For measuring my needles, I’ve been looking for one like this for ages now, so glad I got one.

A set of double pointed needles for my upcoming Christmas sock knitting. And finally I also treated myself to a new purple handbag, which I love.

Posted on 3 Comments

Blogtoberfest #16 TKASS 2012 Part Two

As promised, here’s the second part of my report from The Knitting and Stitching Show that I visited last Saturday with a couple of friends.

A visit to my favourite button shop, TextileGarden. I think it was the busiest button stall at the entire event, and can you blame people? Their buttons are absolutely amazing, and I myself spent £27.90 on buttons there (you’ll see them in my final post later this week).

My friend Georgina who bought me the ticket to come to the show, her mum also came along and she was amazing and went onto every single stall and was just mesmerised by everything.

Scrumptious, gorgeous, colourful yarn. I absolutely love the colours, but I was a good girl and didn’t spend any money on any yarn. Although I could have bought hundreds pounds worth of yarn if I really wanted to.

The most amazing display at Nest, my friend Georgina’s other friend. Don’t you just love that little arrangement of the nest, apples, leaves and the birds? I think they’re just darling. And those little cardigans are so, so cute.

Posted on 3 Comments

Blogtoberfest #9 TKASS 2012 Part One

As I mentioned the other day I had tickets to go to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace today with my friend George and another mummy friend Alicia was also coming with her mother-in-law. So, this is the first part of my day today, I’ll be doing the talking with my  pictures.

The amazing windows at Ally Pally, don’t you just love them?

An entire knitted village before I got into the exhibition, some people actually spent time knitting these up. I really love the detail they’ve gone into.

I’m pleased by simple things, I loved how these are arranged like a rainbow…gorgeous!

The biggest crocheting and knitting needles I’ve ever seen. Not sure they would be very comfortable to knit or crochet with, I think it would make your wrists hurt.

I could have taken hundreds of these pictures…the colours are just amazing.

My guys from The Crochet Chain were there with a good selection of DROPS yarns, unfortunately not the ones I needed, so I just ordered them online from The Wool Shed.

An absolutely gorgeous quilt, I just can’t believe the time someone spent completing this.

Alicia with her granny trolley, ready to buy, buy, buy. She didn’t get that much in the end.

More to come tomorrow.

Posted on 2 Comments

Blogtoberfest #7 The Knitting and Stitching Show 2012

This is where I’m going this weekend: The Knitting and Stitching Show. To say I’m excited is a complete understatement. I’ve been wanting to go to this show every single year, but have never managed.

It also means I get to meet up with a good friend of mine, Georgina, and her mum is coming along too. Additionally, my mummy friend Alicia and her mother-in-law are coming too. I think it’s going to be a lovely morning/afternoon, also because I get some me time.

Now, you guys know that I love my little man with all my heart, but I do need the occasional downtime and this is just the kind of thing that I will love, love, love!

I just have to make sure to control my spending. I’ll let you know what I buy on Sunday!