Sunday, 17 March 2013

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Just wanted to share few photos from yesterday's Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
It was fantastic. There were so many knitters and spinners and crocheters. So many yarn to drool over and knits to admire. I met lovely Ysolda and Dani and other talented people. There also were few stalls with buttons and I was happy to find TextileGarden among them. It's my favourite online button shop and it was so nice to speak to the owner in person.

I think I got dizzy from all those colours and shapes...

The amount of yarn on display was quite overwhelming and I found it pretty difficult to choose yarn that I really wanted to buy. After hours of browsing I finally settled on three delicious skeins from YarnPony. Very squishy 100% merino wool, hand-dyed here in Edinburgh. I'm really happy with my purchase and with the fact that I didn't buy anything else. I'm trying hard to control myself when it comes to shopping for new yarn and I think I'm slowly growing out of spontaneous buys.

The colour is very difficult to photograph. It's much darker in real life, a deep dark cherry red. I don't know yet what I will knit with it but I'm considering this lovely pullover.

Happy knitting!


  1. Ooh, such restraint! Even if it isn't quite true, the color is still gorgeous!!

  2. Kasia, jakie fantastyczne przeżycie! Więcej fotek, więcej!

  3. These photos make me want to learn to knit!

  4. The indicum pullover will be gorgeous in this color!
    You were very reasonable :) I would have bought much more :p

  5. I was much less restrained than you! Well done. Lovely photos - I agree, it was pretty overwhelming. I hope they do it again next year, though!

  6. Lovely choice! And I admire your restraint so many fantasic items shown!

  7. oh, I wish I could have been there! great choice, nice shades of red aren't easy to find - hope it's for a project for yourself :)

  8. Indicum is my favourite pullover right now. Corrugated ribbing rolls - who knew? So I'd suggest you consider some of the tips from Ravelry or elsewhere to prevent that. I just block my Indicum now and then and happily ignore any rolling that occurs. :)

    Lovely photos, as always.

    1. Thank you for the tip Siga! I'll check out notes in Ravelry.