Sunday, 22 February 2009

Unravel - the big day

What a fantastic day!

See alabamawhirly's full-size Ishbel (by Ysolda Teague) shawl in the background made from one skein of Encore with a contrast edging.

Some yarn

Some knits

Some of the gloves by alabamawhirly are for sale in her Knit Happens etsy shop. The Zig and Zag pram blanket is a free pattern by me which you can find here. The Ten O'Clock scarf pattern is free and can be found here. The Chevron scarf pattern is by Joelle Hoverson and can be found in Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. The Print o' the Waves stole which alabamawhirly created with three skeins of Wisp 2 ply cashmere/silk is a pattern by Eunny Jang which is free and can be found here.

Alabamawhirly in her trademark yellow and some lovely friends from Ravelry.

Wildfennel and Melarno knitting the Ten O'Clock scarf in the Outcast "museum of the mundane" corner.

It was so good to chat to so many friends from Ravelry and Susan from Knit on the Net (watch out for a SQ yarn review on there) and Elisabeth Beverley with her beautiful plant-dyed merinos and cashmeres and knits, the ladies from the Kennet Valley Spinners, Dyers and Weavers guild (I'm going to go along and learn to spin - v. exciting) and the man whose name I didn't catch from Pandora's wool shop in Guildford.

Some things I learnt for the next time:

1. Bring more of everything - more yarn, more business cards, more free patterns, more change, more helpers (thanks, Whirly for helping so much - we make a good team.)
2. Knit up an item in each different type of yarn.
3. Don't dread the tidying up - it only takes a quarter of the time of setting up.
4. Don't bring sandwiches containing onions and leave them all day in your bag on the floor which had underfloor heating!

Thanks so much to everyone who came - shall we do it all again soon? Maybe six months time?!


dodo said...

I had a wonderful day at Unravel and bought two skeins of Plushness in tortoishell to match my cat!

jo xx

Karen said...

It was lovely to see you yesterday and see the yarns in the flesh. I am looking forward to knitting and crocheting up my goodies!

Are you going to make it to the UK Rav Day in June???!!!


Skein Queen said...

Great to meet you too! I'm only going to Rav Day as a buyer... yum, yum, yum!

dodo said...

It was fantastic to see all the yarns I've seen and heard about on Rav in the flesh! I do have some Oplulent and now I have some Plushness, which had been recommended by a Rav friend.

It was a good job I found you later in the day as I wouldn't have budged!

jo xx

alabama whirly said...

I'll always be your helper SQ, what a giggle we rocked..... but next time no hot onion sarnies....

picperfic said...

If you do it again in siz months time then maybe I could help you? I loved the whole day, everything about it, even the grumpy ladies making the felted flowers on the ground floor! lol