Sunday, November 09, 2008

Raining cats and dog, chicken and aardvark

The weather outside was frightful...

Wibbo's smile was so delightful...
And we had somewhere to go...
And no, thankfully, if you've followed this so far, it didn't snow. (It did hail several times, though...)

I wish I'd taken photos on the no. 2 bus on the way there because we seemed to go through North Yorkshire on the way from Hove Town Hall to Rottingdean!

As ever, real names/blognames followed by Ravelry names follow...

Really nice church hall, and a lovely event, organised very largely by Peri [loobles]; here's a general impression (also possibly entitled "four women and a swift").


From the left we have Emma [EmmasMonster], Steph [glitterkitty], and Lucy and Bethany (who belong to Annie [upknitcreek] whose wonderful waistcoat can be seen in this picture:


Look at all this stuff...

There were spinners; Annie again, who's been at this a little while...

And Kate [pie] - I am reliably informed she is a novice spinner - well, OK then. I've seen some of her yarn and I am jealous...

Also very envious of the wheel, which she told me is a Lendrum. Pretty, pretty thing... and it folds down...
There was also a workshop:

[embiggen here - there's a nice range of ages around that table...]
During the middle of the afternoon, both the workshop table and the knit-and-natter table were full to capacity and it was a really nice event. There were sellers of yarn, of fibre, of markers, of knitted objects, of dyeing supplies, and all were small or smallish independents. We finally seem to have a grass-roots movement of independent makers, and they were alive and well this weekend.

3 comments:

Wibbo said...

Great title (wish I'd thought of it first) - Steph's glitterkitty on ravelry.
Croak, croak...

Liz said...

Ta! details added... Hope the throat's better soon!

Daisy said...

That looks like so much fun!