And a fun time was had by all! I hung out for most of the day on the Socktopus stall with Alice, mostly cause I like wrapping pretty pink parcels! it was good to have a place to sit down occasionally though as the winter asthma has struck and I was only managing about 15min at a time for forays out into the knitterly mayhem. Then I would come back and collapse behind the sock yarn for a while.

I lost count of all the people I bumped into, I finally met Auntie Noo in the flesh for the first time which was great. She was the one who pointed out to me that there was a job going last year at Stash, a life-changing event for me as I probably wouldn’t have noticed otherwise, and I would have had to supply-teach and would have quit London altogether after six months I expect.

I also saw Ruth, Lixie, Emmms, Yvonne, Sue, Badger, Supermonkey, Ali, Chantelle, Ingrid, Jill, Mary, Adrienne, Jeni, Grit, Michaela, … I can’t remember the rest. I met Yoshimi too - she’s a lurvely addition to the knitter-friend crowd!

I didn’t lose count, however, of all the skeins of yarn that I bought :-D even in my ventolin-befuddled state I can still count to one!

The Knittery

This is Merino/Cashmere sock yarn from The Knittery which I fell in love with on Alice’s stall. I fell in love with some other stuff too but someone else bought it :-( (I now have a back order- hehe). When I got it home I realised it’s a nice complement colour to the Knittery yarn Kai gave me for my birthday. So I’ve decided to combine the two in a larger project. Cashmere is too good for your feets anyway.

Congratulations to Gerard and Craig for organising such a fabulous event!

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In Inside Loop news, the badges arrived today!


Kate was coming over anyway and she brought them with her. I am now thinking of places to pin all my 99 badges… want one?

11 Responses to “SnB Day”
  1. Monika says:

    Hi Diane,

    It’s Monika, Just wanted to say it was good to see you at the S ‘n’ B show on Saturday. I have a rather quiet group of knitters i belong to locally so i am planning to meet with the S ‘n’ B London group on Thursday. I bought a lovely cashmere on Sat and have used my 4mm circs to work on that, but i also need to get 2 x 4mm for gauntlets and hat patterns and so i plan to drop in tomorrow (tues) to the shop. So if you have the badges on you i would be happy to take a few to hand out on Thursday. I’m also a member of a couple of knitting groups on yahoo and will be sure to let them know about you and Kate.
    C U Soon :-)

  2. Monika says:

    BTW I owe you some photos from the show, so you’ll be able to let everyone see where you managed to hide out between the mayhem and madness.

  3. Alice says:

    hey D - thanks for all your help! :)

    Ooh i need a badge!!! :)

    And thanks for the choccie cake. Yummy!

  4. Fi says:

    Oh, I need another badge for my melodeon bag! I Couldn’t be at S’n'B due to annual melodeon playing and larking about in Witney, so I hope if SnB becomes a yearly thing they won’t always clash! Sounds like it was a great day…


  5. Ali says:

    Memememe! I wanna badge! Must be walking advertisement! :D

  6. Helen says:

    Hi! Sounds like you had a grand day out. I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t there though ;)

  7. Diane says:

    Ooops! Must have confused you with someone else, I wonder who that girl was then …

    I blame the sleepless, cough-filled nights.

  8. Auntie Noo says:

    It was so great to finally meet you, and see you so happily surrouded by yarn and fibre!!! (much better than being surrounded by snotty kids!) It was a great day, and I met lots of blogland people which was really cool!

  9. Mum says:

    Don’t you have chicken soup over there?

    Only a few weeks to sounthern hem sunshine! I hope you are bringing some badges with you?

  10. amanda cathleen says:

    sounds like a busy show! Love the yarn that you brought home, very lovely!
    you know I would love a badge ;-) but I can wait till Christmas
    btw, lady I need your sock measurements!

  11. Kai says:

    glad you had a good time! :)

    love the cashmere addition… scrummy.

    badges, well you know who your bestest friendses are.. hint, hint!

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