Woolfest! I love it! And this year's didn't disappoint. We had a lovely journey up in the torrential rain and wind and, as we drove up the M6, had to keep checking to see what roads where closed due to flooding - brilliant. It didn't turn out to be too bad and the poor weather certainly didn't keep us yarn obbsessed knitters, crocheters, felters and crafters away.
This year I took Mr Bunny with me for the first time. We had to go and look at the animals first - various breeds of sheep, alpacas, goats and angora bunnies, before we could do anything else. The rest of the day could have been a disaster with me 'dragging round' Mr Bunny whilst I comment on how pretty/soft/sparkly yarn is whilst he stands there looking bored as if to say 'it's only wool' but luckily the Rare Breeds Survial Trust where giving a talk and showing animals so Mr Bunny went to that whilst I spent all the money (he shouldn't have left me on my own!)
I think that I was quite well behaved. I bought 3 balls of petrol blue with a small amount of purple yarn (I think it is 4ply weight), 2 skiens of Easyknits Aran Tweed in purple and 3 balls of alpaca dyed pink, purple and turquoise. I also paid a visit to the button stand (textilegarden) and purchased some buttons.
One of the most exciting parts of the day was my visit to the ArtyBird stand. They deliver textiles based City and Guilds courses in felting, fashion and embroidery up in Carnforth or via distance learning. There were a selection of sketchbooks and work by current students and it is amazing. So amazing that I have enrolled on the taught course for Level 1 Felting starting in September - squealllll!
All in all, it was a great day, as ever, everyone was super friendly, the ewes milk ice cream was delicious and the clog dancing entertaining. I can't wait for next years Woolfest!