The third Edinburgh Yarn Festival has been running the last few days with the marketplace open on Friday and Saturday. I attended on the Saturday and had a great time. I didn’t have a major plan this time around but had some ideas. I picked up some things first thing in the morning (a spindle, 3 mini-skeins, some buttons) and then had a good wander while I thought about what else I’d like. There were a couple of things I didn’t get – yarn for a cardigan (I couldn’t find the right colour in the right number of skeins) and yarn for a 2-colour t-shirt (again not the right combination in a single yarn range). I also missed out on buying a fibre batt I liked – should have bought it when I first saw it I think. I happy with the results and have lots of plans.
3rd row L-R: Old Maiden Aunt SW BFL Aran in Berry Good for a hat, Old Maiden Aunt MCN 4ply in Moody for socks, buttons from Textile Garden for a pair of Veyla Mitts, Bilum Plaua gradient 4ply for a shawl.
Bottom row L-R: Blacker Yarns Classic DK in dark grey and Gotland DK in blue for a colourwork hat, Wollmeise Pure in Poem and Blue Bell both for separate shawls. And a resin spindle from Spin City UK.
Things to think about for future yarny purchases: Suilven from Ripples Crafts in 2 colours for a t-shirt, Deeply Wicked DK in Midnight from Easy Knits for a cardigan, Wollmeise DK for a cardigan, Old Maiden Aunt Aran for a cardigan, Spin City UK for Batts, Easy Knits for self-striping sock yarn, La Bien Aimee for variegated yarn.
In other news Wee Man is getting his last two molars, Hobbity-boo has the chicken pox, Husband is still coughing from our previous colds and spring is coming.