Sunday, March 24

Because I need more yarn...

Well, this year's birthday was a different one - I was on the Guild of Machine Knitter's stand at the NEC all day. It was just Pat and I as A couldn't make it, it was snowing quite hard in the Malverns. We had about 1.5" in Rugby but driving was ok if slower than normal. 

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This was our main display - "Well knit by Moonlight", designed by Alice Wolfe and knitted by her and eight guild members. 

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Scarves, a poncho and the machine with another scarf in progress. 

I realised I've been attending the March show at the NEC for several years and rarely take many  pictures, so I tried to take a few this year.

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Adorable patchwork dragon

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The famous "pile" at Black Sheep wools - I scored some Rowan Colourscape here, hurrah!

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Donated bags for the Heartsease project

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There are exhibitions too - there was an exhibition of lace from Calais.

I accidentally bought more yarn:

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Rowan colourscape chunky - lusted after this for ages and then they discontinued it I think?

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Bought this because I love me some James C Brett marble chunky, but then I had to go back for another colourway:

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When I got back home, the Cog served prawn cocktail, enchiladas, apple crumble, coffee cake and wine, plus cava. Hurrah for the Cog!

Closer to home, I've been playing around with gadgets a lot lately. This is the design screen for the PPD (you can set the number of sts and rows yourself):

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And this is the PPD itself (the cartridge is removable, and I do have one of the Brother volume cartridges somewhere!)

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This is the magic hidden connector on the 950i - looks like CAT5, but isn't:

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And a new gadget courtesy of Phil, which I haven't tried out yet. Floppy disks, ah that takes me back! Luckily I'm not QUITE old enough to remember the precursor to the 5.25" (genuinely floppy) disks, although I did see one once. 

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This afternoon I have mostly been trying to use up the blue cotton chenille. It does not seem to want to leave the house though, it is endless! 

2 comments:

Blonde said...

"I accidentally bought more yarn."
I guess we're all slightly accident prone... ;-)

Nicole said...

The first picture with the knitted toys is super. Toys like this should be choosed by the parents for their kids. amazing.