Monday, 18 July 2011

Knit Nation!

I must say I'm a little bit sad that Knit Nation is over and the anticipation is gone. Although, it was a great fun and I can't wait for 2013 one - I just need a piggy bank :o)
It was amazing to meet everybody and bump into people I knew from either Ravelry or blogs!
I met Jeanette Sloan, few friends from Ravelry and Ewenique - it was great to catch up in real life and put a name to the face. And talk all about the yarn!! 
I also spent some time with Sharon from The Great British Yarns who along with her husband have been dragged into helping me choose whether I would looked better in blue or green sweater ;o)

I took my camera but I was so distracted by urm...... yarn! shiny! pinks! blues! yarn! that I didn't take many photos.

Before I go on to the photos, I have to say that Knit Nation was a little different from what I originally expected. It was very boutique and unique, it wasn't a place to go and buy sweater's worth quantities of yarn. Stands were full of one-off hand dyed yarns. 
It was a beautiful experience and therefore I'm very glad I grew up to appreciate sock-weight yarns and come out of my denial that only anything dk+ is worth knitting with. Who knows, I may be buying lace at Knit Nation 2013!

And here's what I bought:

First I bought some undyed yarn (this is my new thing, I'll write about it soon - expect disasters!)
These are Organically Farmed 100g Merino Fingering Hanks and some small Excelana 4-ply
Then I had Stephen West Mystery Shawl KAL in mind so I was on the look out for some gorgeous fingering yarn (see - how I changed!)
Since it's called Earth & Sky I wanted blue and browns. I added this beautiful mushroomy colour below to go with my navy (and blue, which I already have in stash)

I also got Ysolda's newest book, Little Red in The City:
Which she was lovely to sign!
I also won a pattern in her Lucky Dips :o)

Since I had the book handy, I thought it would be worth buying some yarn for a cardi, so I headed to Great British Yarns for some Knit Picks. I picked out Gloss DK which is wonderfully soft and glossy ;o)

 I also got some Jawoll Magic in gorgeous purple-pinkish colorway (to make another Daybreak and something else, to be decided).

And then, finally, I plucked the courage and bought my first ever luxurious (read:expensive!) skein of sock yarn. I was tempted by wonderfully soft, springy and squishy Socktopus yarns and settled down for Sokkusu Original in Pinkly colorway.
  It had to be pink, right?



  1. Oooh, that pink yarn is lovely - will it be socks? They'll be awesome socks! Sharon from Great British Yarns was very helpful in choosing what I wanted too ;)

  2. Wow, some great buys! Sounds like you had a great time!

  3. How funny that Jawoll is the same colour I used for my Daybreak.


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