Today my daughter and I trekked off to Kings College London to visit Yarnporium. We had been looking forward to this ever since my sister mentioned she would be volunteering at it.
Here she is in her fantastic volunteer’s shirt having just finished an 8-hour shift!
We went round all the stalls and there was so much lovely yarn to touch/fondle and quite a lot of it made it into my bag to come home (after being paid for, obviously!).
One of my favourite indie dyers, Easy Knits, was there with their beautiful vibrant yarn.
There was a stall selling Blue Heron yarn which has to be the most luxurious, sparkly yarn I have ever seen! It was £48 a skein, which was a little too expensive for an impulse purchase. I will have to do some careful project planning and saving before purchasing some.
I don’t think this photo does it justice but looks how much it twinkles!
There were stalls selling other things as well, including buttons. I picked up 2 sets to go on shirts.
There were also plenty of notions. I found these really cute darning needles and stitch marker sets.
All in all, it was a fantastic afternoon out, now I have yarn to make hats and gloves – which is perfect as the weather has definitely started to get a lot colder. When the lighting is better (it’s dark out at the moment) then I will take some pictures of my purchases. But for now, I’m off to go and wind some yarn into a ball to start making a hat!
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