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I knit – Fandango

Went to a lovely show on Friday,  the I knit Fandango, met up with Rachel, and had a lovely day chatting to stall holders about everything from Yarn to Instagram!  Which I really don’t seem to be able to get my head around at the moment!

I was to be Rachel’s restrainer (the opposite of enabler) she has lots of lovely yarn at home, is designing for people and wants to use up some stash to make space for more yarn!  so patterns=good – accessories=ok, more yarn=bad!  she also was shopping for a friends birthday, so that was allowed too.

I did take lots of pictures of inspirational colours, and interesting accessories that are popping up now, which are in the gallery below.

When looking back on my pictures I did notice a trend.  For several past years, colours have been quite natural, vintage type look, lots of pastels, but after seeing Easyknits last year with their amazingly vivid colours, I thought wow, how different… at Fandango there was definitely a trend towards stronger/deeper colours.  looking through the gallery I would like to know what you think?  Which do you prefer?  Please write a comment below.

 

Knitaholics – Romford

2014-09-20 12.52.30Just come back from the Knitaholics show in Romford, previously Tina went and set up a stand for us, but since I wasn’t sure what would appeal to the mainly Machine Knitters who attend, I thought I would pop along and have a look!

2014-09-20 12.38.42They were a lovely friendly bunch of people, with a passion for what they do – which in any craft is the way to attract new peeps, I do have a knitting machine at home, which was gifted to me when I was at the Shop, and I am very tempted to have a go!

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Also met a lovely lady – Susan Burns, who makes knitted wire jewelry, including some lovely poppies, you can find her on facebook – linky here .

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I will be going next year, but not sure what I will take – probably buttons, books, knitting needles and crochet hooks!