Sunday, 11 October 2015

Yarndale and a Finished Project!!

Hello!! Well I have so much to share with you this week. First of all... I have now completed my Hubbies jumper and he loves it!
He looks very handsome in it but was too shy to model it!
I am so pleased with the finished jumper

I am now, I believe a 'Finisher Completer' at last!!

I was inspired to get on and complete my outstanding projects when I attended Yarndale last month. I find it so inspiring to see all those wonderful creative people, so full of ideas selling fabulous products. 

Helen and I discussed the blog and I was initially going to show you pictures from the show, however I have seen so many pictures on instagram and other blogs that I decided to show you my purchases! So, here goes!

As you can see I was quite restrained but let me take you through them.
I had told myself before attending the show that I did not need any yarn (this had to be my mantra for the show). I did very well and only purchased one ball which I have definite plans for (Watch this space in a few weeks). Like most of us knitters I have a huge stash and I decided to look through it all before heading off for Skipton, this was a novel idea for me as I am usually an impulsive purchaser. 
My first purchase! Can't wait to cast on
 Toft was my first stall to call at. I just love their displays every year and Edwards Menagerie was top of my purchase list. I am not by nature a toy knitter but I feel that these are so much more, and make lovely gifts for children and grown ups alike. I follow Toft on instagram @toftalpacashop and have really fallen for all the knitted creatures. I always love the free postcard patterns too and cannot wait to get cracking on this years fabulous shawl pattern. You can find them at
How cute is this little fellow?

 Well after a good walk around I came upon the Sue Stratford stall, as mentioned earlier I am not a toy knitter but anyone who attended the show must have gasped as they saw her Christmas displays. I of course had to purchase her Mini Knitted Christmas book (It will use up my stash) and I hope my tree will be adorned with the stunning items in there this year. Sue was also giving away a postcard knit, which is this adorable mouse who sits in the palm of your hand! Divine! He has been in lots of pictures this week and gets a guaranteed awww.. from all who meet him. Sue also has some lovely kits, take a look at her kits and books at
I have often looked at the pompom magazine so I made a purchase
and found lot's of lovely patterns and articles inside
I like a publication which is fresh and up to date and I felt that pompom ticked the boxes. You can subscribe at they have a podcast too.
I always visit the needle man and this time was no exception
 The needle man (The name that my Friend Julie & I have for him) has the best display of knitpro needles and is always an important stop at the shows, and I even got my only ball of yarn from his lovely other half, I can't wait to cast the wool on my fab new needles! You can fin them at:
You can never have too many buttons
 The button lady is my next favourite stop, you can never have too many buttons but I was very restrained this year with this small selection. Find their fabulous collection at 
I cannot wait to block socks on these beauties!
 My absolute must purchase this year was sock blocks and after much walking around I finally settled, you guessed it, on the first pair that I saw ( I liked the humour - with the bones). I bought these from a lovely gentleman and you can find them at

The catering was great as usual and to add to the whole experience we had music to entertain us too. All in all a great weekend was had.

Thank you to the Ukulele band that entertained us when regrouping for coffee
Thanks to the laughing alpaca and his lovely friend! A huge thanks to all involved in organising Yarndale, a fabulous exhibition for woolly folk!

And finally thank you to the publicans of Skipton for their hospitality

Thank you for taking the time to drop by and read our blog. Helen & Sarah xx

Until next time it is goodbye from me! 


  1. Amazing blog this week Sarah, put a smile on my face. Love your buys from Yarndale. xx