Well this weekend has finally arrived , as soon as Yarndale was announced
I was making plans to be there . Shall we go in our caravan or stop in a b&b for a change? Having been to skipton before ,I knew the caravan sites weren't close to town so we opted to stay 2 nights in a b&b.
I'd researched the event fully, making a note of which exhibitors I wanted to see and even the purchases I was going to buy , so armed with my pre bought yarndale bag off we set early on Saturday
To get stuck in traffic even tho we were only a mile away, I knew it was going to be big , but
Look what greeted us as we went in the main entrance, overwhelming , loads and loads of bunting , sent from all over the world .
Also in the entrance hall was a knitted picnic. This was made in 2010 and hadn't it fared well
A group of 9 women also created this display of Andalusian food
This was one of my earmarked stalls to visit , Marmalade Rose , it was delightfull to see all her lovely creations up close and to have a chat with her,
My next earmarked stall was For The Love of Yarn , and my next intended purchase ,a handmade,unique crochet hook, only problem was which one to choose
Lisa, from TLOY, had posted a picture of her encounter with a calf on the way to the venue on Friday, on FB , she had her two children with her and somewhere they had disappeared.
The venue was absolutely packed , mesmerised by the amount of people ,you couldn't really take it all in .
I had a chance to talk to Lucy @ attic24, in the knit n natter lounge, I bet by the end of the day she was exhausted , there was a queue of people wanting to talk to her,
It was a delight to see alpacas up so close, hopefully they weren't too stressed out by all the attention.
The queue for the food was miles long, the queue for the ladies even longer, as it is at every event , to say it was a success is an understatement
Needless to say I had to return again next day and how much more enjoyable it was to walk round and linger and look at each stall, loads of difference from the too busy day yesterday, it was a pleasure to be there,
Yarndale weekend coincided with the Puppet Festival,
I'll show photos from the puppet festival in my next post
I couldn't leave Skipton without a visit to The Studio
Other lovely blogs are also posting photos of Yarndale so it's well worth visiting them to see more of the event and to see the yarn bombing in the park , Jacquie @ bunny mummy visited the studio in the morning
A well worthy end to September , a weekend to look back on for a long time
See you in October