Halloween here we come

I’ve just come back from the most wonderful weekend in Glasgow.  I was teaching at the Glasgow School of Yarn, an event organised by The Yarn Cake.  The photo above is the view from my bedroom at the Heritage Hotel, this hotel was the perfect mixture between hotel and b&b.  A little bigger than the standard b&b but with more character than your typical hotel.

Waiting for me in the hotel room was a wonderful goodie bag from The Yarn Cake, sweets (kindly eaten by my boys), whiskey (much loved by DH!) and a project bag and coffee cup that got put to immediate use by me.  The t-shirt will take a little longer to get some use, what with the drop in temperature here (and me being always cold!).

Once I had settled into the hotel room I walked to The Yarn Cake, and had some coffee and cake.  It seemed somehow fitting given the name!  The cosy front section of the shop had tables, benches and chairs and you got to look at the colourful wall of drops yarn.  I suspect that there is much impulse buying after someone has fallen for the colours!

My first day of teaching was in the shop itself but on Saturday I got to do a book signing and class in the Mackintosh church.  In their gift shop they had a paper kit to make the couple you see above.  My oldest ds is very obsessed currently with origami and paper folding so I tried to get one for him but they were unfortunately all out :(

The book signing took place on the alter of the church, any Irish Catholics out there will probably understand what a strange sensation it was to be sitting up on an alter for a few hours talking knitting!!  The knitters didn’t seem to mind though and you can see Killybegs being tried on and admired below.

At the end of the day Antje hosted an after party in her flat for tutors and volunteers and she had a great selection of local beers to choose from….

So after a lovely few days with Scottish knitters it back to reality for me, paying taxes and searching for a new car.

Halloween Pattern Discount!

To help you all get your Christmas knitting done early this year I’ve just put up a Halloween discount.  From now until the end of October use the code ‘SPOOKY2011’ when you order and all individual patterns will get a 20% discount.  No limit to the number of times you use it.  My e-booklets will not be included in this discount.

Contemporary Irish Knits – get your signed copy.

I’ve just put an option on the page for Contemporary Irish Knits to buy the book directly from me.  I’ll sign your copy with your name (or someone elses if you note it in the comments).  Just pick the correct destination and the shipping is included in the cost.

Take a look at our KAL that’s currently running until the 1st of December.  There will be some great prizes so just join right in!

4 thoughts on “Halloween here we come

  1. Wow, signing books on an altar? I keep expecting to get smote down for that. Sounds like a lovely weekend though.

  2. I tried to order one of your shawls on your website and used the Halloween code and it didn’t work. Is there a different place we are to order and use the code?

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