The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace
We had a really enjoyable day at The Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally on Friday.
Growing up in North London, and with my Dad sometimes working at Ally Pally, I have a fond attachment to this amazing location and it was good to finally return.
Donna, Alison and I met up with knitters from our knit group at our old store (Rowan@Osprey). It was lovely to meet up and share what we had been unable to resist purchasing (despite all declaring we were not going to buy much!).
There were less exhibitors than in previous years with more open spaces and areas to sit down. Although there were less yarn stalls, it was easier to move around and we were able to appreciate what was there.
We all really loved The Loveliest Yarn Company stall, with lots of wonderful yarns, patterns and accessories. Another stand we were really drawn to, was newcomers Wool Decanted selling beautiful small batch fine British wool in fabulous colours. There were also many other exciting creative stalls with lovely sewing patterns, felted creations, wooden stamps and so much more.
I’ve come home with knitting accessories, unique presents and lots of ideas! But mostly I’ve been reminded of how lovely it is to share a day with like minded people. Looking forward to the next time already…