Not sure how it has got around to being Friday again already which means it is time for Five On Friday and I am once again linking with Amy at Love Made My Home to bring you this post.
This time last week I was up in North Yorkshire eagerly anticipating Yarndale which took place at Skipton Auction Mart on the Saturday and Sunday. Yarndale is described as being a festival of creativity, celebrating all things woolly and wonderful! It certainly lived up to that description with over 180 stands to look around and peruse over.
So no surprise here - I am going to show you five photos from Yarndale, I wish I had taken photos of some of the stands which were a feast of gorgeous colours and not sure why I didn't do this - I guess I was too busy spending money.
First of all I have made this collage of some of the yarn bombing that greeted us on arrival at the Auction Mart.
A lot of time and effort went into creating these but they were much appreciated by the queues of people waiting for the doors to open. Which one is your favourite? For me it has to be the bee hive, I was blown away by that.
This crochet bunting is always such a cheerful sight as you walk through the Yarndale Hub - for the first Yarndale event four years ago people were asked to make a bunting triangle to be displayed and this is the result of all the hundreds of triangles that were sent in. These are now displayed every year.
The project for the following year was making mandalas, some of these were on display in the cafe area this year.
And here is the completed bag, I had only intended doing a small piece to see how the colours looked together but just couldn't put it down and completed it the same day as I started.
As you can see from my stash photo I also purchased some sock wool. I have knitted socks before but was inspired to have another go by meeting Christine (Winwick Mum) in the Knit and Natter Lounge who is the author of Super Socks. This book explains the process in easy steps with lots of photos to guide you. Naughty me - I have made a start on these, I will get back to my blankets soon but find it hard to resist trying out some of my new stash.
As you can probably tell I really enjoyed my day although by 2.00 pm I had to leave, it was very crowded and it was a battle fighting the crowds and had become very claustrophobic - I know when I have had enough and I think I had probably spent enough by then anyway!
Have a great weekend and please go and visit Amy's blog to find more Five On Friday posts.