Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Knitting and stitching!

What a lovely day it was on Sunday, when a coach load of us set out for the Knitting and Stitching Show in London and at the time we arrived (about 10.15am) it was not too busy. I was on a mission and had established where I wanted to go first - the Stylecraft wool stand where I knew that Lucy from Attic24 would be.

I managed to get a few moments with her and asked about her latest project, that is still a work in progress and will be a new blanket in Autumn colours. So I succumbed and bought the new pack of lovely autumny colours - 
My camera's not doing the coloours justice as they are lovely
The ball on the middle row extreme left is actually an olive green and not the grey that it looks like.

Oh how the members of the Crochet Club laughed when I got back on the coach with another bag of wool, but my blanket will have to wait until all the other crochet items are finished!!  Too many on the go at once.

You may remember these beautiful colours, also put together by Attic24 for the Coast Ripple Blanket that I bought - 

well, sad person that I am I asked Lucy to sign my pattern that came with the pack.

Double click to get a bigger picture.
Another excellent show and apart from this wool I did not buy much else, except for a circular foot to go on my sewing machine and will make flowery circles. It was quite inexpensive to buy which worried me a little, and I was assured that I wold be able to understand the instructions. Well they are printed in Taiwan and consequently seem to be full of jargon with a few strange words I have never heard before, but I shall persevere with it. I have already tried it out and will show you the results next blog, after a bit more practise!!

However whilst at the show, I had time to watch a fashion show sponsored by Coats and compered by Stuart Hillard who was a semi-finalist in the Great British Sewing Bee. The models were all stick thin youngsters modelling knitted items by well known fashion designers and I did wonder when the older models would come on stage. After all would these youngsters wear, or even make, any of these items, some of which I did covet? Would they not have been better on older people, of which I am one, because we are the people who might make them?

Food for thought?


  1. Oh how I knew that you would come home with more of the lovely Lucy's goods!! And its NOT sad that you asked for her autograph ---- much better than One Direction!!

  2. Love those yarns and can't wait to see what appears in the future. I have a friend that would love to have been with you for the chat with Lucy and to get her signature she would be like the cat that got the cream.

  3. I would have asked Lucy to autograph the pattern or perhaps the wool labels so have sad would that be. Dis you only buy one lot of wool ?