Wonderwool was great fun as usual, and rendered more so by the crowd we managed to track down there. Seems every knitter and her dog were hanging out in Builth on Saturday! I went with Alice and had arranged beforehand to meet up with Grit and Michaela, and Ali, Nick, Chantelle, Rhiannon and Andy. We also found out that Justine and Sally were going to be there, and bumped into Jen and Woolly. I also, completely by surprise, found Rosie and Linda - friends from Kennet Valley - who proved extremely useful in letting us hide heavy stuff under their stall.

After we got tired of looking at yarn (yes it can happen eventually) we wandered back to the hotel for some drinks, and then to a pub for dinner and some more drinks. The place Alice picked out for us was awesome, there’s some photos on her blog.

I didn’t bring home very much, and I didn’t take my camera to the event I’m afraid, but I have some photos… Books:


And some yarn which will look lovely once it’s woven into a scarf (yes, I know it already looks lovely - it’ll look more lovely).


Are you sensing a theme? Then this arrived in the post today:


And unpacked to reveal this:


Only one page of instructions, so I took a deep breath and picked up the screwdriver… how am I doing?


And finally:


There were an awful lot of bits left in the box at the end of the instructions. This thing didn’t come with a book, so I’m going to have to wing it with the chapter on rigid heddles in the Ashford book I was given by mum.

Any tips hugely appreciated!

5 Responses to “On Wales and Weaving”
  1. Kai says:

    Ohhh, nice loom there! :)

    Looking forward to the loveliness you’re going to create with it. :)

  2. Ali says:

    Glad to see you got it home okay!

    Don’t blame the loom - it wasn’t the loom’s fault. The loom loves you. :)

  3. Carole Key says:

    The Hunting Lodge does look impressive. Glad you had a good time

  4. Jeanne says:

    How exciting - can’t wait to see what you do with the gorgeous yarn!

  5. Daisy says:

    Eeek, that looks even worse than assembling IKEA furniture!

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