I think I've finally recovered from my hangover. I've been bingeing on yarn at Yarndale and it's taken me a few days to get back to normal. We had a fabulous time at the festival. It was just as busy as last year and so many lovely stands. Everywhere you turned there was yarn. It was heavenly.
Having dieted for so long, it was wonderful to just go and overindulge. I largely kept to the wish list I had made before we set off but I did slip in quite a few treats. So here's my collection of loveliness.
Isn't it wonderful. I didn't spend as much as last year but I feel I spent my money more wisely this year.
Grace went with me again and this is her collection.
I bought some gorgeous skeins for shawls.
I love the colours and patterns of the Cuddlebums yarn, on the left.
This pretty sock yarn had to come home with me.
I also bought this lovely British Wool DK weight yarn for a cardigan.
The yarn colour is called turquoise but it actually looks greener than in the above photo.
I topped up my purchases with other bits and pieces that I can use in Fair Isle and I also bought an undyed skein of yarn that I want to dye up myself, which should be fun.
At Yarndale we met up with Instagram friends for a picnic. The weather was a bit cool and there was no sign of the sun, but the meet up was fun so that was all that mattered.
I received lots of lovely compliments on my Lily the Pink cardigan which was very pleasing.
So now I'm going to be working my way through my haul. Plenty to keep me quiet for a long time to come. I'll also still be busting the stash I already had - that's an ongoing mission. The day after we got back from Yarndale, I finished this shawl.
It was knitted with the last of the untouched yarn that was bought at Yarndale last year. I love the colours in the yarn, so I'm currently using the leftovers to make some fingerless mittens. Details of the shawl project can be found on Ravelry, here.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and if you were at Yarndale, I hope that you managed to bag yourself some loveliness as well.