It seems a long while since Jeanne and her mom were visiting back in October and I’ve had a long break away from my blog
But I have got some great photos from Ally Pally And it is only a short few days til Louise and Bob arrive!
We fortified ourselves with lunch after hauling ourselves up the very steep hill to Alexandra Palace. It was only afterwards when I was chatting with another friend that I discovered that we could have caught a courtesy bus up from the tube station I feel that it was good to wear off some calories from the big slice of chocolate cake we ate later on. We were joined by my friend Fiona who is a newbie knitter.
This was the entryway to the huge exhibition of fibery delights.
There was an interesting textile exhibition on the theme of World War I.
The felted rats were quite life-like.
I could have spent many hours looking at this Language of Flowers that someone had painstakingly drawn.
What a labour of love.
This 3-D paper piece was quite interesting.
I, of course, had to look long and hard at this one as it has one of those old wooden bobbins I love.
I once saw one of these embroidered handkerchiefs in an antiques shop. So much work!
These alpaca teddies were so gorgeous.
This waistcoat was so gorgeous.
I completely coveted this alpaca shawl.
This jacket has beautiful handmade felt buttons.
I was in love with these felt purses with sheep on.
I found pao and I’s alteregos
I don’t think her knitting needles were big enough. I bet making a sweater is very quick.
Another beautiful lace shawl.
This was my favourite stand. I got some beautiful lace from this one.
It was lovely to spend a day at the knitting show with Jeanne, her mom and Fiona. We dropped them at Heathrow – a lovely end to a great few days. Hoping they’ll be back soon!!