The first was last Saturday, the 5th, a visit with our craft group to the NEC at Birmingham to the Craft and Hobbies show. A lovely but tiring day, it was very busy.
I did buy a couple of new things. No stitching stuff this time but I did treat myself to something a bit different which I have wanted to try.
A Latvian mitten kit complete with wool, needles in size 1.5mm (so thin) and the chart to have a bash at knitting in different colours. Never having done this and after a chat with the Latvian stallholder, I plumped for one of the easier designs with only 3 colours. The red goes round the cuff and the main part is navy and cream.
Next years plan is to try and leap out of the comfort zone and give this a go and hopefully it will lead to more adventurous knitting in the future.
Another stall that caught my eye was Home Farm Wensleydales This lovely lady breeds her own sheep in the Cotswolds and has some fabulous wool and patterns on offer. I chose the rare breed brown Wensleydale wool and she is the only breeder of this here in the UK. How often can you say that about your knitting, what a special treat.
A pattern for fingerless mitts together with a skein of the gorgeous wool hopped into my bag.
There seemed to be a mitten theme happening on Saturday!
My friend and I purchased a kit each to share. I bought a needlefelting kit so we can each make a blue tit as we have not tried this craft before.
She purchased a beaded bauble kit from Spellbound similar to this for us to work on together.
There were so many wonderful things on show and gifts to buy, lovely food to try and cake decorating to inspect. Unfortunately, my camera stayed in my bag so no pics of the event itself, it really was too busy to get any decent pics.
A little stitching happening and last week I added the final stitch to the Joyful Word September, still way behind on these but catching up slowly.
Hubby asked for some cosy socks to keep his feet warm in his wellington boots in the garden as the colder weather arrives. These knitted up quickly being 6 ply and just a plain blue, you don't need fancy stripey socks inside wellies.
This Saturday is the other event on the calendar, the ladies from Needlecraft Haven are meeting for the autumn get together. I'm looking forward to meeting old friends and new and seeing their work up close and having a fun day out.
Hope all is well with you and life is being kind to you
Blessings to you all