Anyway, Yarndale! Another wonderful day out, getting high on yarn fumes! In the weeks leading up to it, I managed to make four little mini socks, one for each pair of socks that I'd made so far. I cheated a bit and borrowed a large safety pin on which I'd actually received some stitch markers, and fastened my socks to that, and then attached it to my bag.
Hooky Hare was present and correct too, although he needed some *ahem* structural work on his floppy ears!
As usual, I picked my mum up and we had a steady drive up to Skipton. I think we arrived at about 9.20, and this time we were directed into the car park at the front of the Auction Mart - I haven't managed to park there since the very first year. It was a short walk to the queue which was already forming at one of the entrance doors.
I could see another queue further around and I had that constant fear that we were standing in the wrong one, but we weren't, thank goodness. They seemed to open the doors and start letting people in a few minutes before 10am, which surprised me. The queue moved fairly quickly, despite the bag checks, which I felt were carried out in a very professional manner.
Every year when I go to Yarndale I go with the intention of taking loads of photos, and every year I fail to do so. I'm so focussed on actually looking at the stalls that I find it hard to remember to take photos, plus I'm not comfortable having my phone in my hand as I'm walking around, in case I get jostled and drop it. If I ever manage to go back on my own on the Sunday, I think I'd be more inclined to take pics then, so maybe one day...
I did take a photo of some of the Creative Hearts (including my own, of course)...
... and I always seem to take photos of the sheep and rabbits.
I also found my socks on the Sock Line:
But I'm afraid they were the only photos I took on the day.
I didn't come away empty-handed, of course, and I did take photos of my haul, so here it is:
|Two from Rosie's Moments|
|For The Love Of Yarn|
|Hand Dyed By Kate|
|Little Fingy finger puppets for Junior!|
So another successful mission to Yarndale, and more yarn to try and use up before next year, as part of my New Yarn Resolutions!
Bye for now xx