Sunday, 13 September 2009

IKnit Weekender (Or a Day in the Life of a Yarnoholic,,,,)

Luckily, I am very much not alone in my yarn obsession, which is just as well sometimes! My blogging friend Sybille and I had a trip to London to go to the IKnit Weekender planned for months and it finally came around on Saturday. It was a bit of a logistical nightmare actually getting to it - first we had to meet up in London (under the clock at Waterloo Station of course!) and then had to decipher what proved to be the most rubbish map in the world on the back of the tickets. Despite having got directions from the internet too, it took us an hour of walking in the hot sun (lovely at any other time!) and battling our way through the heaving crowds of tourists at the Houses of Parliament in order to find the place...oh yes, and the tube line we could have used was shut for repair.

However, it was all worth it - a big airy hall just full from end to end with the most gorgeous yarn and accessories. The selection was amazing and I could have spent every last penny I own on a ball of each. When it came down to it though, I was quite restrained and only bought what I thought I will use - a fair bit of fine lace-weight yarn for future shawls and scarves as well as my personal favourite, Noro Kureyon.

But what made me even more happy than the new additions to my stash was finding this badge for free on a poetry stand. I think it will be my own epitaph....but for the time being, I plan on wearing it full-time!

So despite the pain of finding the place, I think I must pencil in next year's IKnit Weekender as a definite...and start saving more pennies from now!


Magpie Magic said...

LOL I love your badge and the day out was great fun. I am definitely on for another one next year. :-)

Sallie said...

Ha ha ha! I love the badge! So appropriate for you right now.

The yarns are really lovely. You made some wonderful choices there.