We are gearing up for the Knitting and Stitching Show which will be running from October 11th- 15th. We fondly refer to it as Ally Pally and it is the only show we get to meet our wonderful knitting and crochet public.
Held over 5 days, it’s definitely a marathon – we are so busy that our feet don’t touch the ground from 10am each day. The whole team will be there including Annabelle, who is in charge, Dani, who is completely tireless, Lisa, who looks after us, Emma, who makes us laugh, Sophie, who masterminds our social media, Anna, who likes to tidy shelves and Juliet, who makes more work for everyone else. On Friday and Saturday we have a very special guest. Lucia from Lucia’s Fig Tree, who created the amazing colour combination for Eastern Jewels, will be on the stand, so make sure you swing by to say hello.
It may be tiring but it is such fun to see which yarn you choose, which patterns you like best, and to hear what you think of our yarns and colours. Lisa always makes sure we have some tempting sweets at the till, so when you have bagged your bargain, make sure you nab a little reward.
Don’t forget that when the dust settles after Ally Pally we launch our annual Blog on 16th October. Each of our lovely Blogstars has been given a special pack of Batik and Batik Elements pack to come up with some yummy new projects for you to try – and there are 16 posts so you’re sure to find inspiration. The packs will be available at your local yarn shop or favourite online store.
If you are going to the show, please do come and see us. We are at stands H41 & F31… Look for the Stylecraft balloons!