Oh, the excitement…..

There are only 2 more sleeps until I go to Edinburgh for the yarn fest.

I am so excited, I’m bouncing off the walls. First up there is some serious uninterrupted knitting time on the train down (and back). Then I have a free afternoon in Edinburgh in which to wander round and check out some fabric shops.

In preparation for Saturday, I’ve marked up a map with all the stalls I particularly want to see, and made a shopping list for all the things that I want. I’m going to be very good and try to only buy one skein of a few yarns to try. This means I can squish and feel and swatch, but then do the actual shopping when I come to make a project. There are so so many amazing yarn there, but I’m going to be making a beeline for DyeforYarn, Easyknits, Old Maiden Aunt, Jamiesons, and Midwinter Yarns…..

I’m also going to treat myself to a subscription to Pom Pom Quarterly, some more Chiaogoo needles from Purlesence, some more T-pins from somewhere, a copy of Knitsonik, and check out the information on Shetland Wool Week.

And then the classes. I’ve booked myself into three – though now I am a little bit worried about how I am going to have enough time to shop in-between. I’m going to be darning with Tom of Holland, manipulating stitch patterns with Ysolda and advancing my brioche with Nancy Marchant.

So I’ve printed out my bumf, got my train tickets and put loads of numbers into my phone so that I can meet up with people when I’m there.

Can it be Friday now please?


    • emily says

      I think I might pass out from the pretty coloured yarn fumes……

      (and I hope they still have some yarn left by the afternoon when I get to shop!)