Last weekend saw the return of Edinburgh’s favourite knitterly celebration of all things woolly: the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. For two days, Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange played host to the finest knitting and crochet delights the city has to offer, and we were delighted to be part of the action. The festival had a very positive, friendly atmosphere and it was wonderful to see the knitting and crochet community catching up with like minded folk who share our love of making beautiful things from beautiful yarns.
We ran into many good friends, incuding Kat Goldin from The Crochet Project - a delightful designer and talented tutor with one of the most inspiring blogs we know (seriously, check out www.slugsontherefrigerator.com) - and designer Karie Westermann (her excellent blog can be found at www.kariebookish.net), with an incredible array of gorgeous, literary inspired shawls. It was also lovely to catch up with the infectiously enthusiastic Carol Meldrum of Beatknit, who was teaching workshops throughout the weekend for the Teapot Trust. The success of her classes was in evidence from the high number of happy people seen milling around with cute little bird brooches afterwards! How lucky we are to have such talented and friendly tutors as these for our own workshop program (details of our upcoming workshops can be found on our website here: www.mcadirect.com/shop/workshops-c-82.html).
Returning home on Sunday (basically penniless but with a good supply of exciting new yarns), it was great to chill out and relax with a new knitting project but now, just a few days on, we feel like doing it all over again and are already looking forward to next year…!