a little bit gutted and a little bit pleased

I somehow managed to convince my husband to come to Manchester at the weekend as I wanted to go to the Stitch and Creative Crafts show. The show sounded like it might be quite good and I could pick up a few bits and pieces. Tragically for me, I was a little bit excited about going.

Well, rather unsurprisingly as it was a Saturday, the show was packed! There was barely enough room to get down the aisles.

I met  the husband and wife team at Christine Gilbert Knitwear (sorry no web site but you can call them on 01619282696). He makes lovely 100% wool felt fabric and his wife makes lovely wool felt clothes. I picked up some dusky pink wool for the reverse side of the ‘quilt’ I am making for Charlotte. It’s been on the back burner for a while, but now I have the perfect backing fabric for it I must get a wriggle on before she’s too big to want to use it!

../ProductImages/catalogue1/TA0025.jpgI stopped by the Toft Alpaca stand where they had some fabulous knitting kits for sale. I have been thinking about trying cabling for a while now but was a bit worried about where to start, not wanting to take on an overly big project and it not working out. I picked up the cable wrist warmer kit that came with the instructions and a lovely 100g ball of wool. Wish me luck.

There was a stand selling off Debbie Bliss and Rowan wool at around half price so I picked up a few balls here and there (will not be disclosing exactly how many!)

Sadly though that was about it, unless of course you were into paper crafts. If paper crafting is your thing then this was the show for you!

So, it only took me just over an hour to go around the show (stopping off to browse a couple of book stalls) and then I was off into the centre of town for a spot of lunch and some retail therapy with the rest of the family. All in all not a terrible day

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