Yarn Crawling in The City

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OK, yesterday was the 2nd annual London Yarn Crawl and I was out there with the rest of the fibre freaks, hitting the Handweavers Studio, Fringe, I-Knit and Mrs Moon. I also walked for miles (literally), so I may have spent pots of money on lovely stuff (which really needed me, so it doesn’t count) but I did manage to shed a few calories in the process.

Of course, the term “crawl” is not to be taken literally – at least, not until the end of the post-event party at a pub in King Cross (The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross Station). To be honest, most of the crawling involved public transport, as well as yarn and needles:

Bus knitting

Bus knitting

It also led to a lot of interest from slightly bemused bystanders (or, in one case, a bysitter who encountered the group on the tube as we headed to I-Knit from Fringe).

Tube knitting - as opposed to tubular - although there are a lot of socks going on in this photo

Tube knitting – as opposed to tubular – although there are a lot of socks going on in this photo

An entire day with so many beautiful things to look at, squeeze, love, buy, just admire because it was so wonderful – see photo from Fringe, where there was an exhibition of felt art.

I know angels and trumpets feature heavily in most of the publically available material on the subject but I reckon Heaven undoubtedly has a fabulous yarn shop and a bunch of yarn crawlers somewhere on site / cloud.

Flet, silk and embroidery creations in Fringe

Felt, silk and embroidery creations in Fringe

And now I have to return to my purchases as they all need some more love – especially the Sweet Georgia yarn from Mrs Moon – (which sock pattern do I chose??) and the Kaffe Fassett / Rowan Kid Sik Haze, from Fringe. So many fabulous things to play with / knit and so little time.

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