We haven't been away in the van hardly at all this year due to me being ill and poor Tony has used most of his holidays for when I have been in hospital, or looking after me when I came home.
So as soon as I felt well enough we could hardly wait to get away if only for a week but where to?? Well it was September and where else would we go but Masham. We love going there and the surrounding countryside is nice too so off we went .
The day was fun as always and we were up to our armpits choosing fleeces for us and some friends who wanted some.
Then as we were in the area we decided to go on to Yarndale ,a new show in Skipton. I'm glad we went on the Sunday as apparently it was manic on the Saturday
It was organized by' Attic 24' who is a crocheter and so its was mainly a yarn based show .I didn't buy much there only a couple of dyed tops which I don't normally do but I liked the colours at the time and some Drops sock yarn I had been after for a while.I did however pick up a big bundle of tops to be dyed for selling from the lovely John and Juliette Arbon. Just love his stuff and I figure my customers deserve the best of British wool.
Not the best photo to depict the show but it was full of very colourful crochet bunting.
We then went to another favourite place of mine Malham Cove . I couldn't do our usual walk sadly but now there is a wide footpath all the way to the cove . Not sure how I feel about these footpaths but I guess it does protect the rest of the area and it does make it more accessible for folks like me.
BUT we did find a really great wool shop called Williams Wools . What a lovely shop with lots of really gorgeous yarns and run by a lovely lady .
You could sit here all day :)
Its always a great event and a chance to catch up with folks from around Wales and see what other Guilds have been up to . There is a Guild challenge and a display by each Guild.
These are ours
Last but not least last Thursday we went to a Wingham sampling day and it was a first for Tony. Needless to say he thoroughly enjoyed it and we did buy a few goodies.
So now we have plenty to do over the long winter months and I am hopefully doing two craft fair and busy churning stuff out for them. I have also been selling my handspun at a local wool shop which is brilliant and I will tell you more about that later .