Monday, June 8

Uk Ravelry Day, June 6th, 2009

I got up bright and early, well, early anyway, and was glad I'd got help to load up the car the night before. Two knitting machines, one ribber, one mannekin, one pinboard, two machine tables, a large bag of machine-knitted garments and some handouts later I was installed in a small corner of the Coventry Central Methodist Hall and teaching students. They came mostly two-at-a-time and I have to say, my last student, B, a bloke, was faster than all the women! :)

British weather being true to form, it had started raining the night before, when I made a quick jaunt around town putting up signposts, and I finally made it to the Ibis for a lemonade and a drying-off. It was still raining when I ventured out to the market stalls around 2pm, and the red mist descended, and I fell for Knit Picks Harmony needles, DPNs and crochet hooks, and some sock blockers. Oh, and a gorgeous skein of multi-coloured handspun from Krafty Koala, and some scarlet sock yarn from Easyknits:

Rav day stash

More photos of the event here

The venue worked out really well, and the toilets coped (just!). The cafe was selling some marvellous toffee cake. Well, I just had to try some, didn't I?! :)

Got back home, unloaded car into hallway, grabbed some home-made gazpacho soup, got straight out again and met up with Celticmemory and Sandykins in Coventry - supped a pint of Nutcracker at Whitefriar's, and returned to Browns. Went home and had toffee ice-cream!

I'll be selling my "Crash Course in Machine Knitting", my 6 page guide to single-bed Japanese machines, on the sidebar, £1 sterling for the download linky. Look out for it!

Current mood: cold

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