Unravel 2016

Oh what a blast! I had just the best time at Unravel this year.

I taught, I launched a book, I met friends old and new and generally had a lovely time. Okay, okay! I also shopped!

Here is the stash photo:

unravel goodies

 

I kind of felt I had been rather restrained until I got it all out to photograph. In my defence it is not all for me.

So pictured we have anticlockwise from bottom left

Ombre big boy cakes in Heather by Easy Knits – this will be a design for The Crochet Project sometime, most likely a shawl as I’ve been longing to design an ombre one..

Two skeins of Whistlebare Yeaving bell – again for a shawl (probably) for The Crochet Project - I clearly have not got the shawl thing quite out of my system – and the gleam you get on these yarns I just kept thinking about how awesome Kat would be at capturing it on the photographs.

A braid for spinning from Spin City – aren’t the colours so pretty?

Three skeins of Coop Knits Sock Yeah yarn – for a giveaway, keep your eyes peeled on The Crochet Project blog and social media for this coming soon. Rachel of Coop Knits tells me that these colours for the Malvern cowl have been selling well so I suspect some of you at least will have this in your queue.

Tiny Tails in Nougat on Coffee by Easy Knits for a friend’s birthday gift.

And a beautiful crochet tea towel (background) by the lovely Tilly Flop – (I am so pleased she has started selling a crochet one, I already have the knitted version up above my desk to remind me to get on with the admin so I can get to the fun bits!)

Teaching at the festival was wonderful – I met some truly lovely crocheters and the Farnham Malting’s staff looked after me very well.

Huge Thank you to Sarah of Crafts for The Cwtch for organising me over the weekend and sharing so many laughs (and giving such a glowing recommendation of our new book!) I am not going to even try and name check everyone I had fun with – you are too numerous and I will inevitably forget and offend someone!

The book launch for Crochet Yeah! (read more about it here and check out the amazing blog redesign Kat is just finishing up!) went really well – thank you so much to everyone who has bought a copy. It was such a hit, I had to order a new print run on the day we launched!

I’ve come away from the festival feeling inspired and creatively energised if a little physically and mentally tired. The kids are back at school now after a lovely half term and inset day and I am back at my desk catching up.