Sadly, I've hardly picked up my crochet hook this past week. It's been far too hot for any hooky action, so I've neglected my many projects in favour of more cooler pursuits.
But fear not dear readers, I still have something yarn-tastic to share with you! You see, Fibre East came to town this weekend. Being a hop-skip-and-jump from home, I just couldn't miss it. The venue for this years celebration of all things fibre related was Redborne Upper School and Community College in Ampthill.
I arrived in anticipation, excited to see the many exhibitors. I duly paid my £6 entry fee, and made my way inside to explore.
Even though I had a limited budget, I got so much pleasure out of just perusing each stand, and chatting to the lovely people selling their wares. One of which was the very friendly Helen from Woolly Chic. There was an abundance of yummy yarns to play with, so I took every opportunity to have a good squeeze. What a visual feast it was!
The chance to experience some sheep sheering was an extra treat. It really is an art, and I give the shearers all credit for the way they handle their woolly friends. I can imagine the sheep were quite grateful to lose their coats as it was particularly sticky in the heat.
I really didn't know what to take home as a souvenir of my visit, but after much deliberation I plumped for some Drops Alpaca from Nest, some 4 Ply from Blacker Yarns, and some Wool from The Knitting Gift Shop.
I returned home happy, happy, happy!
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