It was so good to hear wool being chatted about over breakfast! I even texted in and got a mention, I explained that Yarndale was to knitters and crafters what Car Fest is to Chris. I also added that knitting attracts all ages with my knitting group having an age range of 14 years to 92 years!
|Just a few photos from my Yarndale Weekend|
|Fabulous Yarn Bombing|
|someone had been a busy bee!|
I think that people find it difficult to understand why wool gets us so excited and how we can be so obsessed by yarn. People were confessing about their stashes this morning and just how much yarn they had in cupboards with one lady saying she even had stash under the bath!!
Although I am a gatherer of yarn I do not have quite as much stash as some and all my yarn has a project in mind for it!!! Honestly!
I love sharing that passion for yarn at the knitting group and love the excitement on the ladies faces when they have done those first few rows of knitting or crochet. Last week whilst teaching two ladies how to knit one of my more senior knitters told us how she began knitting many years ago and only made balaclavas and socks initially, and they were only knitted in Khaki, as they were for the troops, how amazing is that!!
Real communities are built around knitting and Helen and I both love the people, the sense of community and the creativeness which are formed in the stitches, rows and fabric formed by wool.
Take a look here http://www.campaignforwool.org/ and maybe take part in Woolly hat day on Friday 14th October 2016.
Happy wool week everyone!! ENJOY!!
Next time...........................My shawl society progress, Christmas knitting and more.............speak soon
Sarah & Helen x