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The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

I can’t belive it’s nearly a week since we packed up the Yarn Box stand and said goodbye to Alexandra Palace at the close of The Knitting and Stitching show. (It’s taken me this long to recover!) What an exciting few days we had. The show was a great place to meet Yarn Box friends old and new. It was as if everybody there was a friend, just we hadn’t me some of them before. I was thrilled to meet lots of Yarn Box customers and hear all your comments on the website, the yarns and the newsletter. All of the visitors to the stand were lovely. We had some great conversations  with demonstrations of Kollage Square needles, magic loop technique for circular knitting, knitting on DPNs and discussions of how to modify patterns and what knitting and crochet yarns and accessories we’d really like to be able to buy in the UK. Erica Knight has answered my question on how many cast-on techniques there are (22!) and Nicky Epstein stopped by to say hello. I’m quite starstruck! I didn’t have much time off the stand as we were so busy, but I did have a little wander about and found some great stuff (more on that another day.)

For those who are interested, the most popular items at on the Yarn Box stand were:

  • Fyberspates Scrumptious DK ( look out for patterns in the Knitter Magazine)
  • Kollage Square Needles – straight and circular
  • Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns
  • The Big Easy  and 9-5 by Debbie Bliss
  • Noro!

I have to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of the extended Yarn Box team… Nikki and Donna for being gorgeous on the stand and letting me talk while they kept it all under control; Debra for help with set-up and merchandising; Graham for being the “home” team and looking after our girls; and finally my very special Dad for working far too hard to set-up the stand and take it apart again and for always being there for me.  I couldn’t have done it without you all.


P.S. Sorry that Yarn Box didn’t make it to Harrogate this year.

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