Friday, 20 March 2009

Stitch & Craft Show

Well, I took what I considered to be a well-earned day off yesterday and went to the show at Olympia. As I had suspected it wasn't heavy on the knitting (mostly sewing and paper-craft) but there were a few good yarn stalls, including, wait for it, one for a company that specialises in Possum yarn, yes real Possum! Apparently they're not endangered, practically vermin in New Zealand, and they've been killing off all the other semi-extinct species in the country, which justifies their use in yarn.

I managed to come away with a small selection of yarn, a home-dyeing sock kit (yes, I'll believe it when I see it too) and a large selection of ceramic buttons in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They're my favourite kind and hard to find, so I pick them up whenever I see them.

Curlicue is blocking so photos will follow when finished. Have you seen the latest Knitty?: I'm quite keen on Hanne and Topaz.

Look out for another post over the weekend xx


amy said...

Possum - wow - that freaks me out. I just think roadkill.

I need to get myself to one of these craft/knitting shows. I always read longingly about others' adventures, but really, what's stopping me?

Rowan said...

Hi Amy,
Possum, I know, I could hardly believe it. I thought they were endanbered but apparently the possums are killing off all the other endangered species in New Zealand.

The yarn was quite soft actually, like alpaca.the show wasn't great, I think I-Knit is meant to be better, and the show at Alexandra Palace, but there are meant to be loads of good ones in the States.

Take care, Rowan