Tuesday, 29 April 2008


What a lovely day out for the yarn obsessed and foodies alike. All credit to the staff the organisation was very good. I went on Sunday with my hubby and the two teens.

The food stalls were great. The tasting wasn't bad either, products from chocolate to bread, wine, beer, ciders, liqueurs, pate, desserts, the list goes on. A gastronomic delight it was!!! We bought loads of stuff, the whole family enjoyed it.

I was in heaven so many stalls, crafts, gadgets,
colours, textures and YARN GLORIOUS YARN.

A photograph of the ladies at Sheepfold.

I bought a Starburst Bag Kit, in Black Leicester Longwool and Wensleydale Longwool. The kit includes everything you need apart from the needles. The pattern includes information about the breed of sheep used, explaining that the kit supports those that are preserving the sheep breeds. We take so much for granted when we knit with 'prepared' wool. We don't appreciate the whole process. The ladies were so friendly and informative, nothing was too much trouble for them. I look forward to meeting them again.
Thank you lovely ladies - Sheepfold rocks!!!!

This is me attempting to knit with extreme needles.Challenging I would say, but by the same token I want to try it again.
Initially they are quite difficult but once you get into a rhythm they are easier. Put it this way it is good exercise for the arms.

I also had the pleasure of watching a lady spin, explaining how it evolves from the fleece. I was fascinated and so were the hubby and kids. A lady was also taking fibre from a fleece to spin. The nearest I ever got to a fleece before was watching 'Jason and the Argonauts'. It is a whole different intriguing world!!

I will blog more next time unfortunately I have to get ready for work. I want to blog and knit and crochet and design instead. Such is life.

Keep tweaking the needles.

Love Aruba Blue

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