Or… how I went to Ally Pally and nearly lost my mind.
Regular readers will know that some time ago I took up knitting.
I’m not that good at it – but I really like it.
So – a friend told me about this Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace.
I must go, she said. It is the home of all things knitting… sewing and quilting as well – but it was the knitting that mattered to me.
So I went.
It was my first visit to Ally Pally – what a fabulous building – with a great history.
I shall be back at another time when I can give the building it’s due respect… That just wasn’t possible on this trip, because once I got inside – there was nothing but the wool…
Acres of it…
Rainbows of it…
Crying credits cards of it. (Despite the fabulous half price show specials).
I dived right in – although not as literally as some.
I’m still learning this knitting thing – who knew you could knit a hedgehog…
Or a car…
Or that you could make a portrait with a sewing machine.
I had a wonderful time – and yes I bought wool. Only four projects worth of it – plus a couple of patterns, and some yarn I needed to finish something already underway.
Here’s a confession – I took three carry bags – and needed all of them to bring my haul home. Next year, I may need to take four.