Yesterday I went to woolfest for the first time. I am sorry that it has taken me 10 years to get there as it is such a wonderful collection of all things wooly.
Held at a cattle market in Cockermouth , it was a perfect venue , even with the constantly pelting rain hammering down all day on the tin roof. Inside , one ring was used for animals and the history of British sheep breads , whilst the other held this collection of small rather more colorful sheep.
My sister learnt to do broomstick crochet , and bought one extremley large knitting needle to act as the broomstick. I await with interest seeing a finished garment from this technique.
I thought the hand dyed yarns from Edencottage yarns were lovely and treated myself to a skein , called lupin, to make a shawl.
Best of all was a visit the Artybird stall. I was proud to be part of the creation of such wonderful display with my small piece of felted pinkness.
Meeting Kate and seeing her warmth an enthusiasm at first hand was great and overall I was inspired.
I drank tea with my two sisters in laws , who are old hands at Wollfest and professional wool event visitors with stashes to match and at the end of the day met an old knitting friend from Yorkshire and enjoyed reminiscing about the good old days of our knitting club.
All in all a good day and one I hope to repeat next year.