Woolfest Here I Come!

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To say I’m excited about travelling up to Cumbria on Friday for this year’s Woolfest is a bit of an understatement. In between catching up with old friends, meeting some of my favourite designers and dyers, there might just be time to add to my “Yarn Collection” – please don’t call it a stash – makes it sound like something to be hidden away or kept secret! (…ok so there are some balls of wool, a much regretted purchase of eyelash yarn and a few bits and bobs I bought in moments of madness hidden under the bed, but they don’t really count do they?)

I’m really looking forward to finally meeting Jeni at the Fyberspates stand, so I can tell her in person just how wonderful the new Scrumptious Collection book is and saying hello to Kerrie over at Inside Crochet’s stall, I may even take my latest incarnation of the circles scarf to show her.

Then of course there’s the ewe’s milk ice cream which is just sublime.

We’ll be staying with Mr T’s parents at the other end of Cockermouth, so I’m hoping there will be cakeĀ  too and a chance to catch up on family gossip.

If you’re going, look out for me and say hello. I know there are heaps of Fibre + Clay customers going, so do let me know if you’ll be there so we can show off our new purchases.

Finally, a big hurrah to all the members of The Woolclip for organising a fantastic 2 days yet again, I can’t imagine how much work goes into organising Woolfest, but I know how much we all appreciate it and I’m so glad they do it.

Tracey x

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  1. Have a fab time and spend..spend…spend!!! I look forward to seeing photos of all your purchases :)

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  2. Looks like it would be really great fun. I should try to go next year. Hope it was fab! xxx

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  3. Jackie Donovan

     /  June 29, 2011

    I hope that Woolfest was all that you hoped it would be and more. If you did by chance add to your “Yarn Collection”, bring it along to show us on Friday, I’d love to see. Jackie D

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