Sunday, September 11, 2011

Love Wool - yes I do!

Just popping on quickly on my iPhone to show you what I got up to this weekend...

On Saturday I met up with knitting group friends Naomi, Kate, Hannah and Jenny at a Love Wool UK event in the stunning Leeds Corn Exhange, where fellow knitter Steph was selling her fab stitch markers and Rachel was helping teach visitors to knit.

Aren't they just fab?! I have a couple of her sets, including one gifted for my birthday (yay I'm so lucky!) and I adore them.

There were other fab stalls at the event, including the fabulous Baa Ram Ewe at Headingley and Armley Mills - a visit there is actually really long overdue, and more so now I have discovered they have a Saturday knitting group!

It was fab to catch up with the girls - something I haven't been able to do lately because of the extra hours I have to do at work this month. Rubbish. And it was also fab to eye up all the pretty items for sale, as well as sit and knit while ooohing and aaahhhing over everyone's works in progress and finished items too. Inspirational as always.

(these pics are borrowed from
rachel's brilliant blog post over at - sure she won't mind, I'll sit on the naughty step if she does lol!)

And later on, we saw the awesome, amazing Leeds' very own Kaiser Chiefs at another historic city location - Kirkstall Abbey.

To see them live finally at one of my favorite childhood places to visit (we lived just around the corner til I was 16) was just absolutely fantastic and I loved every minute of it.

(stage is right, historic medieval ruins to the left!)

Not amazing photos as they were taken on my iPhone but we were about 4 people short of the front and it was Just wow, wow, wow!

And today we just chilled out, visited my grandma and I ploughed on with my Lauriel - I'm on the first sleeve now having knit the border already and yay, the end is finally in sight! Hope to show you soon :)


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