As I’ve mentioned before, Unravel has become a must-do on my yarn events calendar every year. The fact it’s really close to home helps, but I’m also a big fan of the multiple small rooms, the friendly atmosphere and the fact I can get around a couple of times within two hours – once to browse, once to buy!
I made my annual Unravel pilgrimage on Saturday pilule viagra pour homme. I managed to convince Mr Elsie Pop to play bag carrier for the second year running – which goes to show just how inoffensive Unravel is in terms of yarn events! I can’t imagine subjecting him to the Knitting and Stitching show…
I always love the decorations at Unravel. They put so much effort into yarn bombing it every year – and it’s always different stuff!
This year I did pretty well at resisting yarns. I know, I know, why would I even try to resist yarns? Well, I feel like I know what I’m doing buying yarn online, and I’ve found a lot of brands I like. I do enjoy having a good squidge of some nice yarns at Unravel, but I tend to prefer buying tools and kits at something like Unravel.
My first tools were picked up within minutes – on the browsing round! I found a lucet and a lateral weaving loom – and couldn’t resist. I’d been after a lucet for a while to make myself some nice sturdy cords, and I have become a bit obsessed with weaving lately, so seeing both on the same stand was like a sign!
The next must-haves of the show were at the Spin City stand.
I admire them every year, but hand-spun yarn can be a bit of a nightmare to crochet with. Tension can be tough with thick/thin yarn, and I don’t deal very well with that level of uncertainty. But… I’d just bought myself a loom! And hand-spun yarn is perfect for weaving!
So, long story short, I picked up a new spindle (the one I had already wasn’t glittery enough!) and two plaits of roving…
I admired the Sincerely Louise stand – a big part of me thinks these heads might be achievable even with my mediocre knitting skills, having had a read of one of the patterns – but surely I couldn’t achieve anything this amazing with needles?
I then fell in love again over at Rosie’s Moments. Their yarns were amazing – and all tied up with a little sachet of lavender! Amazing! I forgot to photograph the yarn though – because they also had these!
I thought I was done, then I spotted some Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 Ply – and just about resisted, but only by bargaining with myself to buy some at the next available opportunity.
And then all my yarn-resisting efforts were destroyed when I spotted a magical sign at the Eliza Conway stand… 50p balls of pure wool!
So… the important part! Here’s my haul!
I think I did pretty well not to buy out the whole show? I will 100% be back next year!
Until next time,