I went to the iKnit Weekender on the Friday a few weeks ago just to shop and see some friends. I didn’t take any classes as I was still a tad “knit-out” at that point. However, I did shop!
First off, I got some lovely yarns from the lovely Jon of Easyknits. This is the colorway Solider Boy, which I believe is pretty new, in the Merino/Silk blend. I couldn’t leave the Royal Horticultural Halls without it!
I also got this “Socks seen from Space” colorway called Carousel in the 100% Superwash BFL.
And lastly, I got the colorway Swamp Thing in the BFL as well.
While I was at the Easyknits booth, I also got some patterns from a friend of mine, Marleen of Dutch Knitting Design. She’s been designing a lot lately using the Easyknits yarns, thus she was in the booth helping out in all of her craziness:-) I got her book as well as a couple of her individual patterns which I’ve wanted ever since Knit Camp where she taught one of the classes that I took at the last-minute. She hadn’t been planning on teaching and thus had only brought a few copies of her book and patterns. She does sell her patterns on her website as well as through Ravelry, but I love how much attention to detail that she has put into her printed copies. I highly recommend her patterns as they are written so clearly that even I can follow them with ease!
I also ended-up with a wee cute tape measure at the Easyknits booth.
There were quite a few people at iKnit that had been at Stirling that I hadn’t had a chance to shop at then. I didn’t miss my chance this time! One of those booths was the Textile Garden booth of button-y goodness. I got a few different batches of buttons and stuff there!
Woolly Wormhead was also floating around signing books, so I got one from her…
The folks from the Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop were there selling their wares and I got a few things.
I’ve wanted a shawl pin for a while now, but haven’t been able to get designs that I wanted (I always wait and then someone else gets it!). I snagged this one post-haste when I saw it!
I also got some Wensleydale rovings in natural colors.
The folks from Herdy were in attendance!
I also got a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Fingerpaints yarn in the colorway Cider House. I really like their yarns and am glad to see someone carrying them in the UK.
I also got a flick carder as well as a set of Louet Mini Combs, but I have (naughty, naughty me!) forgotten which stand they came from. This is why I should be better about writing these up as soon as I get home…
Last, but definitely not least, I got some really scrummy superwash Merino roving braids from the Picperfic‘s stand.
It was a really lovely day and I’m glad that I went on the Friday, since it was less busy. I got to talk with lots of folks and hang-out with Jon and Marleen afterwards, which is always an event guaranteed to have something snorting out your nose!