Friday, 10 October 2014


This blog post is a wee bit delayed. I’ve been away on holiday in Yorkshire, which happily coincided with Yarndale, so I dragged Mr along.


The bunting was still up this year but has now been accompanied by lots and lots of mandalas.


It really did look fantastic. It was a lovely day and my purchases were quite restrained (well, for me anyway).


A skein of Deeply Wicked by Easy Knits for the Woolly Wormhead KAL. Anyone else doing it?

A lovely thank you skein of Soliloquy Sock yarn from the Linda at Tall Yarns n’ Tales for the sock pattern in Knitty.

A selection of pretty buttons from Textile Garden and a few needles.

Oh and a crochet kit from Natural Dye Studio, which I wanted to do on holiday. I was sans ball winder, so a very patient Mr helped me wind 5 skeins of yarn into balls.

On the way back, we went to Fountains Abbey in the afternoon and took a few nice pictures.




  1. Such nice purchases, it was such as surprise (but lovely) to see you there. Isn't yarndale great, we are already planning next years visit :)

    1. It was lovely to see you both there too. Next year sounds like a good plan, better start saving up the pennies for next year!

  2. Oh, nice. I want to try out those Chiagoo lace needles. Yarndale looks like fun. I'm going to be in the UK next month, too bad I missed it.

    1. I have the full set of the Chiagoo Twist Lace interchangeables which I really love to knit with. The set only goes down to 2.75mm, so I bought some 2.5mm while I was there. I was a fantastic show, well worth visiting if you ever get the chance

  3. Good to bump into you. As always my purchases were way over the top!