Sunday, February 19, 2006

Cheltenham and thin knitting...

On Friday I went here - Craft show at Cheltenham. There were a lot of paper crafts there - not very interesting .... the usual embroidered kits.

I did buy these from the button company - think I got a bit carried away, but you can never find the right button when you need it... and that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it !!

I did meet the lovely Tess and Les from Silkwood. On the Friday night Tess was told off (in a nice way) about the set up of her stand, she has the most wonderful wools and fluffy bunnies but was not showing them off at their best.

So I went home and made this - only stuck with bondaweb at the moment and the back is a mass of safety pins...

Also pinned some of the soft and fluffy angora gloves and hats on the side of the stand so they could be seen.
Unfortunately there were the wrong type of people there yesterday, thought it all looked lovely but even if it was half the price they would have thought it was expensive..
The patchwork lady nearby was asked how many dogs there were printed on half a metre of material - answer half as many as on a metre !!
So I will make some usable banners for Silkwood and hopefully the right type of people will turn up to their next show.
If anyone reading this does see them at a show do go and say hello, they are lovely people and a joy to talk to :-)

While I was at the show I did some (not very much) Olympic knitting.
It reminded me why I dont work in IT support anymore - the amount of stupid questions I was being asked... ranged from the thickness of my needles & wool, people picking up knitting (pure 100%, last of Colinette 4ply hand dyed) and saying that it wasn't very soft (think most of them were acrylic junkies who only spend £1 a 100g ball)...
Did try and explain the concept of Olympic knitting but that was too much for some of them, one even asked if I meant this Olympics, couldn't answer that one ;-)

Well I'm over half way, got a shoulder (316 sts x 80 rows) and a sleeve to knit. Oh - and the neckband and then sew together... not much really ..but have also got OU assignment due this week and I cant send a note saying 'please excuse Sue, she was busy knitting' my tutor really wouldn't understand !!


Blogger Sue said...

Your Olympic knitting is looking really nice. The bigger picture really shows it well. People do ask the dumbest questions don't they. :-)

11:38 am  
Blogger Gill said...

Awww, Sue, that was the reason why I didn't fancy the idea of that show again. It promises more than it delivers every time, somehow. So sorry you didn't have a better class of visitor and yet still needed to pull out all the stops to get the stand looking good.
Olympic knitting coming on well I see...

7:21 pm  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

I so agree with you - you can never have enough buttons. Silkwood yarns are really yummy and worth every penny but, as you say, some people just don't get it. Your Olympic Shadow knitting is looking excellent and you've made great progress.

7:38 am  
Blogger Tracy said...

I seem to be accumulating buttons at an alarming speed too. I think it's because I'm allowed no yarn until the end of March, so I'm going berserk in other ways. Keep up the challenge, you can do it!

10:27 am  
Anonymous Annarella said...

I just have to say that I WANT your buttons - they're wonderful, I will certainly be taking a look at their site :) x

8:16 pm  

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