I'm grabbing a few minutes at the end of our first day at the Great Northern Quilt and Needlecraft Fair, which will continue over the weekend at the Harrogate Showground. It's our first time at this particular show - which we decided to try in place of the Harrogate Knit & Stitch we attended for the past two years. Early indicators are good - we had a quiet start but things soon picked up and we had lots of interest in our yarns, patterns and kits. If you're in the area on Saturday or Sunday, why not pop along? There are beautiful quilts to look at, lots of gorgeous fabrics and accessories for quiltmakers and dressmakers, and of course our beautiful yarns. We have nearly the full range on display here, plus all our knitted designs.
We launched our latest mystery knitalong on Ravelry back in July, and several knitters have now completed the Eilidh shawl - a celebration of Shetland design in a range of yarns. I knitted four different samples, from a fine 4-ply to my Shetland 1-ply cobweb lace. Two of my samples included beads and were a delight to knit - I really enjoyed designing this one!
I'm also working on a crochet shawl - a result of many requests from those who love working with hooks and are disappointed that all my designs so far have been knitted! It's taking shape, and I hope it will be available in the next few weeks.
We still have another 10 events this year - check out the events page to see if we'll be coming to a venue near you soon.