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Wonderful time at Woolfest in Cumbria!

We have just returned from Cumbria where we have attended Woolfest for the 4th time. We love this show, it’s well curated, well visited and every consideration is made to ensure stall holders and visitors have the best possible experience. Kari-Helene especially loved the coffee from The Orange Square this time.

We rented a holiday cottage in the lovely village of Allonby and absolutely loved it! The cottage was cute, clean and cosy and the village itself was picturesque and friendly. We had great weather and a fabulous beach nearby. How could it get any better!
The weather doesn’t look great in these photos, but hey – it hardly rained and was only a little bit windy. In Cumbrian terms that is brilliant, isnt it?

Pretty Allonby!

Stunning beaches of Allonby!

Our lovely cottage, Roseacre. You can book it too!

Woolfest was as always a treat. The stallholders put such an effort into their displays. Kari-Helene loved Ananuca especially, and after the show learned they received the best in show price! Well deserved. The garden bench complimented the colours of their yarn perfectly!

Another highlight was seeing the Valais Blacknose Sheep! They are the cutest animals we have ever seen (after alpacas, of course!) and really stole the show. People were surrounding their stall to sneak a cuddle and a photo! Farmer Jamie was overwhelmed by the response as this was his first attendance at a wool show. We hope they will all be back!

Ananuca hand dyed yarn from Chile

Tracy in action on our stall!

The cutest sheep we have ever seen!

Sorry buddy, you’re cute too!

As always it is such a treat to meet all the lovely people coming to Woolfest! This year we were visited by Lisa and Carole who had knitted one of our designs since last year! Lisa made Duchess in Champagne and Carole made Olivia in Black. they both looked so lovely! Thank you both so much for taking the time to show us!

Lisa wearing her Duchess Cardigan.

Carole in her Olivia Coat.

On the way home we made our obligatory stop at Mainsgill Farm shop. We arrived just as they were feeding their camels and alpacas!

And now we are back home to a pretty normal week. No travelling, no workshops, no events. Although these days that seems to be the exception! We will be catching up on emails, accounts and pattern writing and maybe even squeeze in some knitting! 
Lots of love, 
Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx

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