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