Friday, November 10, 2006

Hobbycraft Show

I managed a visit to the Hobbycraft show in Birmingham yesterday. I had hoped to attend the Knitting show at the NEC in September, but couldn't go as Steven wasn't well.
This show didn't have much for knitters, although there were a few yarn related stands. I had a sit down and Knit'n'Natter with Fred, Noonie and Mary, good to meet you all.
I made a modest Stash enhancement.
First some Bamboo sock yarn from Web of Wool. I haven't used this before but it feels wonderfully soft and silky.

Also from Web of Wool was this patriotic sock yarn, for some socks for Steven.

There was another show on at the NEC, Crafts for Christmas. I went in hoping to find some decorations but was disappointed. However I did find this.........

On the left 'Ribble', hand dyed wool and mohair, on the right hand dyed wool. Victoria Smedley sells mohair Teddy bears and hand dyed yarn and scarves, but doesn't have a web site.

As I say, a modest haul, but I'm hoping to indulge in some of Colinette's new Cadenza double knitting wool. I love the colours of Colinette yarns but find them too heavy to wear, so hopefully this will be more comfortable.


m said...

I bought some ribble too, but not quite as rich a colour.
Doesn't it feel fantastic?

Steph said...

Great yarn! Can't wait to see teh Bamboo yarn in action!

noonie said...

Hi Annette, it was great meeting you too, I still can't figure out how that magic loop sock knitting works. Which Beatties is that? It looks familiar...