Show & Tell

Just returned home from a fun day at the Knitting & Stitching Show. Each year we make the pilgrimage from Colchester to Alexandra Palace and are quietly comforted to find everything much as we left it. Like a tune you know off by heart, you know it’s the Colinette stand that will greet you as you enter the Great Hall. If it wasn’t there I’d be completely thrown!

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This year, visitors were welcomed to the show by the spectacle of the knitted taxi, which I think you’ll agree is rather wonderful.

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I would’ve loved to have seen the reactions as it drove around the capital.

My day was spent wandering around the vast show squishing alpaca and stroking merino, chatting with many people including LK designer Jane Burns, whose blog is here, and drinking champagne with Debbie Bliss at the reception for the British Knitting Awards. There were some truly lovely yarns on show today. Just look at this wall of hand-dyed baby camel on the Shilasdair stand.

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There were also lots of british yarns, which is a great thing to see. As usual I’ve come away full of inspiration, but with sore feet!

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4 Responses to Show & Tell

  1. Jane says:

    Five awards! That is awesome, I am desperately looking round online to see which ones. Nice photos, I should have taken the make/model of your camera.

    • incogknitter says:

      See Jane, you motivated me! The British Knitting Awards winners are all in this months mag if that’s what you’re looking for – not online yet though. Camera is a Nikon D5100 – an oldish model, so although its a pretty good camera you can pick them up for a reasonable price. x

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh if only it came to York one year instead of London all the time! Thanks for sharing.

    • incogknitter says:

      It does go to Harrogate! Admittedly the Harrogate show is a fair bit smaller but I’m sure there will still be plenty of knitting goodness. It’s there on the 21st November 🙂

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