Sunday, 17 May 2015

I Knit Fandango

Josiekitten and I had a wonderful day in London yesterday, at the 'I Knit Fandango' in London. The sun shone bright and clear, the company was good and the yarn was truly scrumtious! I'll let the photos do the talking.

The Royal Agricultural Halls' Lindley Hall was filled with light through the beautiful glass panes in the roof. So much natural light flooding through that the hall was ablaze with colour! Wonderful!

So many great dyers displaying their wares that it was hard to choose essential purchases!

So much choice, including Wollmeise with Claudia's beautiful colours and the fabulous dyeing of the EasyKnits boys!
Here's my small, very restrained, haul.....

The first skein is 'ohemgee' from Easyknits, in colour way Tuti. Such pretty colours and perfect for socks. The next two 150g skeins are both Wollmeise Blend. These two are both destined to become scarves. Finally, the midnight blue skein with silver stellina is from Debonnaire. My first pair of socks with sparkles!

All in all, we had a brilliant day, with a lovely long walk there and back from Liverpool Street Station, along the Embankment and taking in the sights as we strolled.

Here are a few shots of our 'tourist' part of the day!

 Big Ben's golden summit!

The London Eye

Westminster Abbey

Big Ben and London Bus!

St. Paul's

The Royal Exchange

Looking up in Old Broad Street!

I was about to say, 'Let's do it again soon!', but it won't be long before we are off to 'Fibre East' for our next feast of fibre goodness. Just the last half - term of the school year to get through!


josiekitten said...

Wasn't it fun yesterday?! Only 68 days and a few hours until Fibre East! Yay! Have a good week. xx

Kathy said...

I love your posts filled with colour. I'm also very jealous of that bright blue sky in London. It's been grey and freezing here for weeks.
Half term soon? Enjoy!
Not long now till the summer hols xx

Sarah said...

Looks like fun! I love the array of colours you get at shows like that. Have a good week!

Mitch and Molly said...

What a fun, fun day for the two of you ☺

Tracy said...

Oh, this post has me missing LONDON soooo much!! It's been almost 3 years since we were last there...*sigh*... But such fun you had! ALL that FIBER GOODNESS!! I'm drooling... ;o) Cheers to the last bit of the school year, and then summer break! ((HUGS))

melissa said...

what an explosion of color!! so much beauty everywhere you look!
i'm glad you and ms.kitten got to enjoy the day together! what fun!!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

So many choices so little time.
Such yummy temptations!
Susan x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos, and gorgeous yarns too! I love the multicoloured one on the left.

Willow said...

I missed this post earlier, but am enthralled as always with both the marvelous fibers and the photos of London!