Depending on how I know you and how well I know you, the responses will range from a knowing smirk, disbelief to “so what’s the damage?”.
Despite the promise to be good, it was really, really hard to keep to a budget. The Knitting and Stitching Show is the biggest show of its kind in the UK, running for four days at Alexander Palace before moving on to Dublin and Harrogate.
Happily wool gathering, I was surprised to see oversea suppliers such as Habu from New York and a New Zealand wool company exhibiting. I picked up some Habu silk yarn just because I have never seen it before. I was half hoping to see a Jo Sharp stand, but that would have been too much of a good thing.
What I didn’t expect was the quality of the bead suppliers. I managed to pick up a few semi precious stone that were usually impossible to find. Embarrassing stash photo will be dully posted eventually.
For the non craft inclined, here are some urban shots taken on Saturday. I was supposed to take reflections, but did not find an inspiring reflective surface. The dull sky today is a far cry from the weekend’s sunny weather; it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the week.
I am not looking forward to spend all day tomorrow at a work expo. Stand work is probably the one part of marketing I really and truly hate, the hours dragged for ages and everyone is out for the freebies. Though consumer shows are probably worse as the likely of leads are slim to none, but there are more “interesting” characters to deal with.