Had a great time at the UK Stitch and Bitch day today. Thanks to all the organisers for a fantastic day.
I headed up early necause I figured there might be a queue to get in, but 30 minutes before they opened there was no queue so I ended up second and got a place on the Debbie Stoller Workshop making the Uncle Argyle Scarf. Sine it was a demo for the double knitting technique there isn’t enough of the wool (Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop DK in Pink and Navy) to make the scarf bit I could make it into a bag or I might make the Celtic Beanie which is also a double knit project in the book instead. She was great in the workshop although she did threaten to stab us with the needles if we tried to work ahead on the pattern.
I ran into some Brighton knitters from the group that meets at Borders on Wednesdays including Hayley whose dad Peter Wyton recited his poem about when she was kicked out of a local pub for knitting (a true story that was in the local paper).
After the photos from Ally Pally didn’t work out I luckily ran into Yvonne who lured me into joining the Knitting and Crochet Guild. Maybe this year I will even officially work the Knit and Relax Stand at the Brighton Stitches show rather than just showing up, not leaving and being put to work.
It was a great day and well worth getting up for the 7:11 am train.