I am recently in London, but I already had many surprises. The latest was last friday when I discovered the English yarns world in a fair entirely dedicated to small-medium local producers and a few from other countries of northern Europe.
In the exploration between skeins and balls of yarns in I Knit Fandango I was not alone, with me there was Kate, the superspecial girl of Magliuomini* group.
*This is an Italian group of men that knit/crochet/spin/and so on.
The first stand for me and Kate was the one of the designer Max Alexander – Max’s World. We’ve all seen at least once time her knitted octopus who masterfully manages three balls of wool among the tentacles (here you can see and buy the pattern).
I was completely enraptured by her moths collection knitted with Shetland wool.
I left a piece of heart between the skeins of Triskelion Yarn & Fibers. The photos will never do justice to the soft shades of these yarns. From beige through shades of nougat, lots of blue and my beloved mustard yellow in the front row screaming my name.
To be honest, in that room all the stuff shouted my name. In fact I have taken some sadness thinking that I would not have been able to take home more than a few skeins. These are the only times when I feel the need of a platinum card ;)
Luckily Kate brought me back to reality and we continued our tour with squeals of delight at the sight of anything new.
Then he headed to the east, completely seduced by the charm of Namolio linen. We both took home a little of this yarn with incredible colors that we do not yet know how to use, but we very much need.
Our tour took us back in England, one step away from Scotland, between
yarns. A whole family runs a farm with a little boutique full of yarns entirely produced from them sheeps and angora goats. They also organize courses and are very close to the wild beaches. (Dear Santa, I know it’s early, but I would urge the booking of an weekend with the goats. Thank you. Lots of love, Ilaria)
I’ve already said I was crazy among the many shades and types of yarn?
The fair did not have a very high number of stands, but these are only a part of my photos and then a very small part of what could be seen… for another taste, more photos and the point of views of Kate, there is a blog post on Magliuomini.
One thing is certain, yarn isn’t never enough (and I’m not alone!).