Crazy Zauberball – Prize Winning Socks

The Produce Show is an annual event in my village that enables locals to showcase home-grown and home-made produce. Although we are only a small village, the show is very well supported with lots of entries.   There are over 65 classes covering vegetables, fruit, flowers, baking, preserves, wines and spirits and photographs. There is

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Come rain or shine

The weather certainly wasn’t on our side when we drove through the pouring rain to Ampthill in Bedfordshire on Friday evening. We were heading in convoy to Redborne Community College for Fibre East – I was driving the transit van full of wool and John was driving ‘Snowy’ (our camper van and my home for

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For the love of wool

I love the fact that are so many fabulous knitting and crafting shows in the UK. I can’t get to Woolfest this weekend as I’m going hiking in Derbyshire with a group of girlfriends. Well, I say hiking – the plan is that we will walk 10 miles on Saturday and 12 miles on Sunday

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Countdown to Wonderwool Wales

This time next week I’ll be at day 2 of Wonderwool Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells and my preparations are well under way. For the previous 3 years I’ve had a stand at the show as half of Knit ‘n’ Caboodle but this will be the first time on my own so

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The Towersey Festival Knitalong

This time last week I had just returned home after a fabulous weekend at the 49th Towersey Festival, held in the Oxfordshire village of Towersey, near Thame. It’s a real family festival and many of the people I spoke to first attended when they were children and now bring their own kids. I’m still a

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A Grand Time at Wonderwool Wales

This time last week, Sue and I were still in the process of setting up our stand at Wonderwool Wales. This fabulous show is held in the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells. It’s always a bit daunting when you first arrive and are faced with an empty shell and, it doesn’t seem to matter what

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Woolfest 2012

We have just had a fantastic weekend at Woolfest 2012 at Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth, Cumbria. The aim of the show is to celebrate nature’s finest fibres and there were yarns, fleeces, tops and dyes in adundance as well as spinning and weaving equipment. There were also sheep and other fibre-producing animals, including several rare

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Typical festival weather

The Knit ‘n’ Caboodle road show didn’t have far to travel yesterday – about half a mile to be exact. The garden of the village pub, the Rose and Crown, was transformed into Tiltonbury – a day of live music, good food, entertainment and activities. Tiltonbury may be a small local festival but that didn’t

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Home and dry….

We had a great weekend at Southwell Folk Festival – despite the cold, wet weather! I didn’t expect to still be wearing my thermals in June but I was very grateful for them yesterday. Still, it didn’t dampen our spirits and the organisers and festival stewards worked extremely hard to keep everything going. Particular praise is due

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Our First Wonderwool…..

Sue and I have just spent a great weekend at Wonderwool Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. We were so busy on Saturday that I didn’t get the chance to take any photos so this shows the stand just before opening on Sunday – by then we’d already sold out of a few things

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