Well at last the day arrived, and so did I very excited and in the lovely town of Skipton to visit Yarndale.
I stayed with my daughter in Leeds on Friday evening and decided at the last minute to leave the car and get the train. Boy was I glad I made that decision, I arrived at the station at 9:30 and was greeted outside the station by this wonderful sight, an old fashioned double decker adorned with bunting. When we got on the bus I could not resist going upstairs and sitting at the front.
Inside there were more wooly treats, the advertising board had been covered with green felt and decorated with fluffy sheep and flowers, it was fab.
The traffic was unbelievable, backed up right down to the main road. But once we got to the venue there was bunting everywhere.
Then inside even more bunting, it was truly amazing! From the bottom of my heart I thank the lovely ladies who put on this great event, they did a fantastic job and I hope that it will be repeated next year.
I regret to say that it was so busy inside I could not get any photos, there were so many bodies it was hard to get to see some of the stands. There were places called Knit and Natter where you could sit, eat lunch and chat.
I hope it will suffice to say it was truly a celebration of yarn and talent, there was plenty to see and even more I wanted to buy. The workshops looked so much fun too and I regret not pre-booking, the yarn dyeing in particular looked great, but there will hopefully be next year.
I took the bus back into town and went to the Russian Tea Rooms but I will tell you about that another time.
Having exhausted both myself and my purse I headed back to the beautiful Victorian station and went back to my daughters to relax.
If you went too I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. If you didn’t I hope you can go next time. And thanks again to the Yarndale organisers, I commend you on doing a great job.
- Yarndale – where addictions to wool can be fixed (tinkerbellknits.wordpress.com)
- YARNDALE 2013 – I hope to go there!!!! (serendipitycrochetforalways.wordpress.com)