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Bristol Wool Fair - September 5th-7th

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constance Sun 31-Aug-14 22:34:46

Hi, I posted this in Arts and Crafts but it's probably more suited for knitters! I just posted some info about Bristol Wool Fair on the Local Bristol site, but I thought some other crafty-type gransnetters might be interested. It's a three-day wool fest and I got so excited at the idea I am volunteering for half a day!
Him Indoors is now worried I may bring a sheepful of wool home with me...

Maniac Mon 01-Sep-14 13:59:46

I daren't go anywhere near the Wool Fair.Have always been into knitting and crochet but have enough wool/yarn to last the rest of my life.
Also I've had a painful shoulder for several months -advised not to knit at present.

constance Mon 01-Sep-14 19:00:44

Ouch, that sounds annoying Maniac. The shoulder, not the yarn stash.

I am hoping to buy some carders at the fair - I've wanted some since about 1985 - and maybe get a fleece to spin. I feel I can justify it as I just threw out a moth-party-in-a-bag that was my last homespun wool from about 1987...

I wonder if I should suggest they have masseuse at the wool fair to deal with all the knitting-related injuries? So far it's just my thumb joints that complain.

Brendawymms Mon 01-Sep-14 19:49:04

You can never have too much yarn. I have a PhD in yarn, that's projects half done. !

Icyalittle Mon 01-Sep-14 20:12:58

Brendawymms Funny you should say that about never having too much - I found a forgotten large stash from the early 80's at the weekend. Hmmmm.

constance Tue 02-Sep-14 10:50:39

Ha! Love the phd joke. That's my garden, my house, my knitting...

constance Tue 09-Sep-14 08:02:05

Well, the Bristol wool fair was lovely! I went and marveled and stroked lots of different balls of wool and was very very frugal. In my eyes. I bought four balls of Pure Somerset Mohair at £6 each (three delicious dark blue-black and one white) and have already finished my first mitt for myself and plan on making myself a tamoshanter - like jenny agutter in the Railway Children wink

I also couldn't resist one ball of variegated (?) wool that is purple and green - that will probably be a lacey cowl snood thing.

So I was good and didn't buy a whole fleece or take on any big projects - I knew the bank balance couldn't take it!

I might have to save up for next year!

oh, and the toilets were immaculate - something to do with a 90% mature female crowd??