Sunday, 12 October 2008

Money earned, money spent

What a week!

Jo from knitting group (I know you're lurking Jo....) passed a job my way. She does a fair bit of knitting for other folks, including some fantastic knitted cakes for a local cafe. She is really busy at the moment with knitting projects, so when the lady from the cafe wanted a teacosy made, she passed the gig my way.

Cheers Jo! Here's the finished object:

So, as I'd earned a little money from my knitting, I decided to spend a lot at (dah dah dah..... Ally Pally!), Yes, it's that time of year again when Les goes to North London and spends all her birthday money.

I found I was calmer this year, as I realised that NOT EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD BY THE TIME I GET THERE!!

However, by the time I got to the Black Sheep stand, the jumble sale of yarn packs was still there, but there was nothing I wanted!

Oh, how discerning I've become.

I also took a bit more time to look at the displays this year (only a bit, there was still some serious shopping to do) but here are a few things I found impressive.

Giant knitting was a theme this year - here was a display in the palm court entrance.

There was also a chance to buy big needles (seriously tempted, but I've got some 20mm somewhere, so I thought I'd give them a go first).

The hyperbolic crochet reef was also very impressive.....

... as were the exhibits from the student shows.

This was my favourite.

But in the end, I'm a shallow individual, so it was all about the shopping.

Here's the stash, guys!

(Including some Kauni effektgarn - that made me so happy!)


Jen Pringle said...

love the ally pally pics - must go next time. x

Jo said...

I Like Lurking! Glad you had a good time!