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Wonders of Woolfest

Woolfest took place on the 22nd and 23rd of June this year and we decided to have a stand at the show for the first time. We were lucky enough to get a last minute stand as we were late in applying, and we are very thankful for it. It was a truly great event!

We drove up in Bessie on Wednesday. It’s a seven hour drive from Cambridge so we wanted to give ourselves a whole day for it. We set up stand on Thursday – after a bit of an adventure in the morning… – and on Friday we were ready to trade. Friday arrived with plenty of rain and wind and we both dressed as warm as possible. The place Woolfest is held has one side completely open to the elements and cold gusts of wind swept through the hall all day. On such days we are grateful we sell alpaca clothing! In this photo it looks rather bright and sunny outside, but I promise it is only an illusion!

Woolfest had an amazing array of stands showcasing yarn in all shapes and forms and colours, as well as anything associated with knitting such as needles, buttons, spinning wheels and drop spindles. We were also amazed to find a large selection of fibre producing animals there, goats, sheep and alpacas were all represented.

We had a visit on the stand by Louise Hetherington who showed of her beautifully knitted Allegro shawl. She had started it the Friday before Woolfest and finished it in less than a week. That’s dedication for you!

Thank you to all of you who cam to see us, it really was a wonderful show and we enjoyed it so much we want to come back again next year. I mean, how can you not enjoy yourself with scenery such as this!

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  1. paulineknit: July 4, 2012 4:18 pm

    You are gluttons for punishment but if you enjoy what you do perhaps it isn't punishment after all. Glad you had a good time in spite of the weather. I do like the striped cardigan.

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