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A very busy March – Olympia Knitting and Stitching Show and Edinburgh Yarn Festival

The last few weeks have been incredibly hectic! Since we went to Unravel in Farnham at the end of February it feels like it’s all been a bit non stop! First we had a huge yarn delivery – new stock of Taupe, Dew and Champagne is in and they are all up on the website in case you have been waiting to order. Next up we had to pack and get ready for Olympia.

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London has been getting better and better every year and we are starting to love the West London Show almost as much as its East London autumnal sister. As always, so many of you came to see us to show of your finished projects and here are the Olympia knitters for you!

Corrie wearing her Icon Dress

Heini and Tracy being silly! 

Hillary wearing her Esme Jumper

Kari-Helene wearing her beloved Duchess

Lynn wearing the Florence Cowl

Margaret wearing her Esme Jumper

Nice selection of accessories by Sheila and Gillian

Up next was our next knitting workshop. We had a lovely time with Rebecca, Nina and Wendy. The alpacas were on good behaviour (apart from Hope who had a tantrum because Duchess ate her apple) and the weather was not playing up like last time!


And then, directly after that, we got into Bessie, our van and drove to Edinburgh! We attended the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and we had an absolutely lovely time. Jo, Mica and their team did a fabulous job in organising, entertaining and feeding us all over the course of the two day show. We loved meeting the friendly crowds (yes, Saturday was a bit crowded, but still lovely!) and we enjoyed Scotland very much although we didn’t see the sun until we were back across the border to England!

Even though we have never visited Scotland with Purl Alpaca Designs before, some of our knitwear had made it to show anyways!

Claire wearing her coral Allegro Shawl

Louise wearing Isis Cardigan

Shelley wearing Chelsea Waistcoat

After all this we need a holiday! But there really is no rest for the wicked – alpacas must be looked after, end of year accounts coming up and new collection is on the cards!

Until next time,

Tracy and Kari-Helene xxx

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  1. wendy: March 19, 2015 6:49 pm

    Very much looking forward to seeing the new collection!

  2. Purl Alpaca Designs: March 21, 2015 11:10 am

    It will be a while still, but I am working on it!

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