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Sunday, 24 February 2013
Balls of Wool.....
The Unravel show nearly passed me by for another year - I had found out when it was on, made a mental note that I must go this year....and then promptly forgot all about it. It was only when talking about yarn with a stallholder at a craft fair yesterday she mentioned it was on this weekend - phew, thank goodness for fellow yarnoholics!
So off we went, through the cold and snow, and spent a couple of hours drooling over more yarn than I could use in a lifetime. Unfortunately - or fortunately, depending on how you look at it - the ticket desk would not take card payments, so I had to pay my entrance fee in cash, thus depleting my wool budget. I still managed to come away with a decent haul - some glorious rainbow sock yarn, a skein of multi-coloured fabric yarn, a ball of Guernsey wool, a ball of brown alpaca (which has been earmarked for a crochet Dr.Who as someone has a birthday coming up) and 8 assorted balls of wool which were 50p each. And a bag of bells.
I had a go at spinning - now that's a lot harder than it looks! We also had fun petting this sheep which was very friendly indeed. I think Stacie would have taken it home given half the chance!
This was on display - absolutely incredible. I would have liked to have had a very close look to see how it was made, but there were a lot of us admiring it.
There was also a fair bit of discussion about how very anatomically correct it was too. Balls of wool indeed.....