April 26, 2009

Wonderwool part3 gifts plus purchases

We are getting there, this is the final part of my Wonderwool experience.
I met so many online friends while at wonderwool, too many to mention them all by name. One of them brought me gifts. Wasn't that thoughtful? Rosie won the blog giveaway a few weeks ago and I had her prize wrapped up ready to give her. Not in a brown wrapper but maybe I should have? I couldn't resist calling to her that I had the kni*kers for her:)
She in return had a gift for me. Look what was in the parcel.
Thank you Rosie, I've used the pot for stitch markers and already dipped into the book.
I also received some other gifts from 2 members of the Knitting Noras, Jan and Vicky.Another Nora, Jenn brought them with her. These were a big surprise also:) Not sure if you have heard about it but the Noras are producing a naked knitting calendar this year. The link will take you to the details. Please support them, apart from a chance to see glorious knitting artfully covering nude figures, it is for a very good cause. Anyway I digress. Jan surprised me with 2 lovely gifts and in my favourite colours. Jan is a wonderful crocheter as you can see. Despite being in much pain she never lets it get her down and is always creating for other people. Thank you Jan they both fit perfectly:)
The dangly trim matches perfectly with the top of the cardigan.

The shawl is shaped and sits just right on my shoulders. They both compliment the gift that Vicky sent along.
It fits perfectly Vicky and helps cover the non red hair, which incidentally I am getting used to. Thank you both for thinking of me. I really appreciate it and it helped immensely to open these when I felt so low.
I appear to have a pull or bruised muscle/rib area and it is getting worse. It was one of the reasons I had to come home yesterday, alongside a weary awfully sore body. My energy levels went lower and lower and I began to feel very ill. When I felt so bad I just wanted to get home as soon as I could. I had another day of wonderwool left and another night at Rebekah and David's home followed by a trip to Hereford to stay with another friend. I hated to miss out on it all but really had no choice. Mr Mog brought me home and I had a bath followed by bed. Not much better this morning so I'm going to the doctors tomorrow.
Don't you hate it when you have made arrangements to do something fun and bad health spoils it? I do.
To sum up on Wonderwool I am glad I went and I enjoyed seeing lots of people. I didn't do much stash enhancement due to feeling ill and I completely forgot I was looking for some dark green variegated mohair to finish the border of a shawl. So what did I buy?

4 skeins of Colinette mohair from Maylins stall, all very reasonable to start with and she also gave a more than generous 20% discount to Ravellers.
Some dyed locks to add to my wrap I'm making.Also from Maylin's stall.
I also purchased 4 cones of glittery yarn from Uppingham yarns but forgot to take a picture.


TutleyMutley said...

I'm so sad you had to cut short your trip, (it's a long old drive for you both too) and we didn't get a chance to chat. I hope you get your energy back soon and I'm sending you get well vibes... XXX

Joy said...

Amber, I almost feel as though I have been there now that I have looked at your wonderful photos :-)

I hope you waved to Welshpool for me ;-)

florencemary said...

Thanks for sharing all the photos and experiences from Wonderwool! I would love to have gone, but it's so far from us, and I would have spent so much dosh!

But so sorry that you had to curtain your visit... hope you're feeling better soon.


enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

So glad that you liked the shawl and cardigan. Thanks to Vicky for supplying the wool for the shawl. I am sorry that you hurt yourself and I hope that you will be feeling better soon.
There are more wool fairs to go to this year so you had better concentrate on getting fit.

debg said...

so sorry you had to come home early, it's rotten, I know. You were very restrained in your purchases! I LOVE the dark green shawl. You never cease to amaze!

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