Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The socks went to London to see the Queen...

...the Queen of Knit Blogging that is. Yes that is her, I promise. She's wearing her Manon. Seems like these socks are going to be the best travelled socks before they even make it to the foot. They very much enjoyed being in the huge hall with soooo many other knitters listening to the Yarn Harlot.

It's really no surprise is it that I Knit Day was fab: beautiful venue, lovely stalls, knitting fashion shows and of course a very entertaining talk to knit to. I totally failed to see any other bloggers, I think the yarn fumes may have made my vision a little blurry :o) I did however get a good eye in for knit identifying. I felt like I needed a score card and a pattern spotting book like a pro twitcher - Is that a Swallowtail? Ooh there's a Hey Teach. Oh look a Clapotis. So much fun to see all that real live hand knitting being worn!

I was well behaved on the yarn purchasing and only a skein of Malabrigo sock made it home with me after I squeezed my way to the front of the Socktopus booth which seemed to be mobbed the whole time. Ooh this stuff is soft, soft, soft and a wonderful souvenir of a great day.

16 comments:

blog-blethers said...

Sounds like a fab time at iKnit. And I can so recognise the part about 'pattern spotting'!

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Janey said...

Wasn't the Socktopus stall mad? Was desperately looking for some Harmony DPN's but no luck!

I wish I'd known you were going to IKnit too..... I might even have been brave enough to say Hello!

StarSpry said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I love the color of Malabrigo you got...really pretty :)

Marianne said...

YAY for you!! I'm so glad you made it to the Big Event! That Malabrigo is GORgeous, you know what I always say.. every woman should have a pair of RED socks! I hope you knit them for you :^)

Glenna C said...

Ahhh, good choice! I picked that same Malabrigo red, too. I'm glad you got to see the YH in person, she's a wonderful speaker and it's just as much fun to see the crowd of knitters, if not more so.

Charity said...

How exciting!! :0)

Amanda said...

Yes I was caught in the scrum that was the Socktopus stall too! I got my malabrigo sock though so it was worth it. We will all need to be more organised about meeting up at next year's event won't we?

Knitted Gems said...

I got such a chuckle from the title of your post!
By gosh, that is gorgeous yarn.

Liz said...

Wish I could have been there, sounds like a great time!

Rose Red said...

SO ENVIOUS!! Both of seeing the YH and the malabrigo sock - what a gorgeous colour!

Lin said...

What a great day! I would have been knit spotting too I think!

clarabelle said...

Glad you had a great time! I just seem to miss these things, out of pure distraction... baah. Great to get a photo of the YH, but I'm sliightly mesmerised by the bald pate in front of her (sorry, I know I'm bad...)!

The Malabrigo is a beautiful shade.

Bells said...

A great day out! I love it. And that sock yarn....sigh. I hear it's coming here soon. I'd have chosen that colour too.

Suzie Sews said...

I so wanted to go nd see The Yarn Harlot, she was one of the first blogs I ever read...you lucky thing it sounds like a treat of a day.

PrincessPea said...

The Malabrigo sock yarn is fabulous, isn't it?

PS. I’ve nominated you for a Brilliant Blog award, details are on my blog.

raining sheep said...

That sounds like the BEST day. If I ever went to something like that I would definitely have to leave my wallet at home. And the yarn harlot...she is like the godess of knitting!

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