Sunday, 28 February 2010

Unraveling in 2010

Smitonius:

Headed off to Farnham yesterday, to attend Unravel 2010. Believe it or not, yarn there grows on trees!


(This so made me think of Dr Seuss). Well, no, yarn does not really grow on trees, but there was plenty to admire and pick up and consider and, of course, purchase. Lots of vintage paraphernalia on display in cabinets, like these sewing needle packs or vintage knitting needles. And lots of skeins in a miriad of colourways... it was great to see so many British yarn producers on show like Skein Queen.
There were a few animals to be spotted too, from the very wet sheep patiently standing outside in the rain, to these indoor critters: a well dressed bear (he reminded me of my own 'childhood' bear: Eggybear), a few knitted folk and Mr Mole emerging fully knitted from his knitted grass lawn.

3 comments:

janet said...

Yes, Dr Suess....and that yarn is making me drool ;-)

Tania said...

I adore guerilla knittery, In fact, I seem to be wrapping the house in scarves at the moment. And typing that sentence has just given me an excellent idea for keeping the house warm this winter...

Tattie Weasle said...

It's a Cat in a Hat Tree! Never heard of "Guerilla knitting" sounds subversive with visions of lots of balaclavered knitters suddenly jumping out at people and forcing them to wear oddly shaped jumpers to school and to work....