Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to .... Harrogate. My first visit to the Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate this weekend was a treat. Early on Friday morning we braved a snow shower to set off on our bus trip. This was the first year I had been and was armed with a list, comfy shoes, lots of bags, paracetamol and plenty of money. In great company at the back of the bus we chatted all the way there.
The show was really busy with lots of exhibitors, loads of knitting stalls, patchwork and quilting, notions, needlework of every description and exhibits form the local Art school degree course.
There were other strange things too such as this crochet coral reef.
It was good to look out for old friends Louise on the Woolfish stand, there for the first time.
And to meet new people too, Debbie from Letters tied with Blue on the Fat Quarters stand
We also saw local Yorkshire lass, Philippa Naylor, well known for her vivid contemporary quilts.
Lots of the visitors were seasoned exhibition goers, ready to fight tooth and nail for what they want. Particularly seats in the restaurant. Margaret lost out on seats in the coffee shop as the winner was armed with a stick. Having finally secured her seat she is not letting anyone have it!!
Having tried to keep up with Margaret all day Janet and I were just pleased to sit down!! She shops at the same speed as she quilts !!
I got nothing on my list but still managed to get plenty of bits and pieces.
Tea at Betty's was a much more civilised affair but the 3 hour journey home was a bit of an ordeal.
Saturday and Sunday I was still recovering but did find time to sew another apron. The pocket is still a work in progress.