Hello Woolfest!

Last weekend was Woolfest and I enjoyed it so much! It was lovely to meet so many people and especially surprising to see how many of you had already heard of Little Wren Pottery and Yarn Bowls.

If you’re a new visitor to the site after Woolfest, welcome! Don’t forget you can add me on Ravelry too. It was a really wet and wild weekend over in the Lake District, but it was good to see that even on the torrential Friday people were still braving the elements.

In addition to all the people I met there were of course the animals too, from sheep to alpaca it was hard to resist their wooly charms. Public art group ‘Flock’ were also there with just a small sample of 2,000 of their pom pom sheep!
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Let me show you my stash

A few months back I posted that I’d made a start on knitting Beatnik, well I’m still going with it but I’d like to share some hanks of yarn that make up my knitting stash.

Whenever I go somewhere I try and pick up a few balls of local yarns, particularly if they’re from breeds of unusual sheep or have pretty colourways. The yarns here are all from Finland, unfortunately since I sometimes have that impulse buy instinct when it comes to yarn I haven’t quite found the right patterns for these yet. I’d love to read your suggestions for me if you know any great patterns.
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