This week I’m tired, voiceless but happy. I had so much fun last weekend at Woollinn, I met many friends (old and new) and talked with so many people. I want to thank the organisers, This is Knit and all of the volunteers who were beyond amazing. Every time you turned around looking for help they were there ready to sort it out or find the person you needed. The social media was superb thanks to the team of Nadia and Sarah who had full #woollinn coverage everywhere possible! More personally Sue, who helped me on my stand, is the best stand companion; relaxed, organised and fun…what more could you ask for? Here we are with our sweater colours matching in Cafe Flamingo (I’m wearing Spraoi and Sue is wearing Spritz Stripes Nua).
The highlight of these shows is always getting to spend time with friends. Being able to stay in the hotel and having the wonderful social event on Friday meant that there was lot of chatting and unwinding time together.
One of the wonderful things about this show was the great collaborations; Mathemaknitter designed an amazing sweater that she allowed us to display on the stand. This is Without a Purl and the version on the stand was worked in Nua Worsted. She has now also completed a sport weight version that will be included in the same pattern. There were a huge number of knitters that stopped by to find out how it was made! This isn’t the best photo of the sweater but just visit ravelry to see it in more detail.
The other collaboration was with Kitterly and Walk Collection to create the Juniper Wings shawl pattern. Kitterly has the kits available here and Walk Collection knit a second version that was on their stand. I love to see my designs in different colour combinations, it can look completely different!
In addition to having a stand at Woollinn I also taught 2 classes. The first was a finishing class that I had so much fun in! There was so much to cover that I ran out of time. A lot of the techniques were in relation to circular knitting so I can see that be a really interesting future class; Tips and Tricks for a perfect Seamless Knit. What do you think?
Look at this amazing finished Aine that one of my students brought along to my Sunday class for the Woollinn tour. It uses the exclusive Woollinn colourway from last year’s show.
The rest of the weekend was a blur of activity so I’ll just share a few images from the weekend so you can get a flavour of the festival.