A few purchases were made, sock yarn naturally and also some BFL from Fybrespates who were in Birmingham for the first time. I got enough aran weight to make something for myself and have started the Casual Friday Vest slightly adapted to have a cable down the front. The yarn is lovely and soft, a little thicker than I usually knit with but shouldn't be uncomfortably warm as it is sleeveless.
The Sock yarn blanket came along to the NEC and was admired. I've decided I need it a little wider so am adding squares on the right which is a little complicated but possible and at all costs I want to avoid sewing.