This year was my third visit to Yarndale. I had started to wonder whether I really needed to go again but aside from the wonder that is Yarndale, my friend and I always have a very nice time visiting Skipton. The traffic was so terrible on the way up that it took 5 hours which really ate into our shopping time on the first day. We did squeeze in a visit to Coopers for a late lunch and I sat in Lucy’s (Attic 24) chair for a ‘fan photo’ opportunity.
We had a little look around her studio and then walked to the auction mart to Yarndale. Hurray! The first thing we saw when we walked in were the Flowers for Memories which looked stunning.
This photo only really shows about half of the flowers (you have probably gathered that photography is not my strong point!) but you can get the idea. The colour wave looked amazing. Against all odds I found my flower!
Not much purchasing took place on the Saturday but plenty of Sunday shopping planning went on late into the evening. My main Sunday purchases were this lovely Finnish yarn in a mustard shade. Everything is mustard at the moment for me. Love it.
Then I went to see Rachel Coopey and bought her Toasty volume one with some Titus yarn from across the way at Baa Ram Ewe. That is going to be 2 hats and some handwarmers, all from the Toasty book.
Oh, I could have bought a lot more than that but I do have quite a lot of yarn at home already…
With that in mind, I did a tiny bit of stash busting and made these sleepy babies for 2 new real babies belonging to my cousins.
We met them on saturday for the first time and both babies loved chewing the pointy hats. I don’t think I have ever seen such an enthusiastic response to anything I have made before!