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This was my bargain of the festival these cones plus 6 x 10g of Rennies cost me £17! Here we are in the bar doing Yarn Show and Tell.

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We also did Show and Tell Finished Objects. Lauren’s awesome colourwork hat. The last festival I realised coming without any hand made items upon my person was a terrible faux pas. This time I wore my ill crochet shawl.

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Justine’s Noro granny blanket… despite Scotrail’s best efforts she made it to the Ca-barr-et. This is us waiting to go in.jan2015 169 jan2015 168

We were so tired from tramping the stalls so three Granny Greeners sat in the Lounge in the afternoon and crafted. Please note Sarah is crocheting some hand spun, i’m on a long term crochet project and Nicola is making a grrany blanket (after we successfully brought her over to the Crochet Side.) That lurid neon hank of yarn is from Montreal La Maison Tricotee. I could not resist. And no less than Stephen West admired it.

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We shared our table at the Ca-barr-et with some knitters from Manchester! They were very kind to let us join them. Then the fun began! BTW how lovely it is to be in a place where EVERYONE is crafting? I really find it odd to go places where people are just sitting about when they could be creating and making instead of passively consuming.

Knitsonik’s Felix Ford’s talk was great I was hoping to buy her book at the festival but will order it instead

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I’m glad that she had a go at the Shreddies knitting Nana sterotype (next time bloody Innocent I hope)
jan2015 178Hazel Tindell the fastest knitter in the world  – reading Shetland Guddicks (riddles)

 

jan2015 074 jan2015 072 jan2015 073As I’ve been off work for a week- I have been indulging in comfort crafting. Comfort crafting is crafting to play with colour. Luckily the found ball of sock yarn lurking under bed was combined with 2 other balls to make a rather cheery granny shawl. Progress has also been made on repairing and upscaling a blanket for a nephew and a few squares for Knit-a-Square out of oddments. The only problem is that I’m running out of suitably soothing radio / tv programmes on the iplayer to zonk out of.

 

 

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I’m day 11 of the lurgy. A friend confidently predicted that by Thursday I’d be feeling better. However I ventured out today to the supermarket lemons and coffee were running low. I made it back and felt wiped. So back to small comforts, filling a red tin teapot with lemon, ginger, syrup and hotwater, ill crafting  – a granny shawl made from one ball of sock yarn found under the bed, one bought on my last trip out to a lunch and another plain yellow ball found while ferreting about in a bag. I’ve watched all the free Midsomer Murders I can find on the iplayer. Now to find something suitably undemanding for this evening.

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