Belated Ally Pally

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! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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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.

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This was the entryway to the huge exhibition of fibery delights.

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There was an interesting textile exhibition on the theme of World War I.

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The felted rats were quite life-like.

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I could have spent many hours looking at this Language of Flowers that someone had painstakingly drawn.

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What a labour of love.

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This 3-D paper piece was quite interesting.

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I, of course, had to look long and hard at this one as it has one of those old wooden bobbins I love.

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I once saw one of these embroidered handkerchiefs in an antiques shop. So much work!

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These alpaca teddies were so gorgeous.

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This waistcoat was so gorgeous.

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I completely coveted this alpaca shawl.

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This jacket has beautiful handmade felt buttons.

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I was in love with these felt purses with sheep on.

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I found pao and I’s alteregos 🙂

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I don’t think her knitting needles were big enough. I bet making a sweater is very quick.

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Another beautiful lace shawl.

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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!!