Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Soooooo..... Excited!!!!!

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.....yes folks, my tickets have come for the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday, 9th October. I'm going with my daughter, who's into sewing, she's excited too.

Oh what to do with myself before then I do not know well actually I do...I have a plan of action, as follows:
  1. Printed out list of exhibitors from Ravelry, I'm in the process of "Googling" them and then highlighting the ones that I really want to see/buy from - I'm on a budget. (See I can be focused!).
  2. Make a list of what I am in need of, want to buy and may buy if I have any money left at the end of the day.

    Then on the actual day, my plan of action is to:
  3. Leave early and drive (it's going to take at least an hour and a half but apparently there's loads of free parking - result).
  4. Wear trainers (loads of walking - I'm wearing my sketchers fitness trainers, so I can keep fit at the same time - I can multi-task!!)
  5. Wear layers (just in case it gets too hot/cold).
  6. Bring cash only, no cards, (I'm on a budget, see point 1 above).
  7. Bring packed lunch, water, etc. ( no time to sit and take in a leisurely lunch. Too much to see. Also I am on a budget - see points 1 & 6 above).
  8. Bring a big enough backpack to store purchased items in, so I am not carrying huge amounts of bags around and looking like a "bag lady". (Pity daughter is not at the baby stage so I could have a pram, to cart said purchases around in...mmmm - wonder if I could nip out and put things in the car and nip back in again, may have to ask the question).
So you see I'm organised for this one (not like the last show, where I wasn't, ended up overspending (including buying some awful yarn (see previous blog) and couldn't look Mr H in the eyes)!!! If you're going to Ally Pally on Saturday....see ya there!!

Anyway, for those of you looking for a quick WIP update, I've finished my son's cowl (you'll see an update on Friday) and I've just casted on my Stockholm Scarf, which I've named "Greenness Cowlness" (don't ask me why, 'cos I dunno!!). Loving the yarn - Rowans Cashsoft DK:

For more WIP's, check out Tami's Amis blog.



  1. Jealous, jealous, jealous! I hope you go and have a fabulous time. And I hope you come back and share pictures of your haul (er... I mean your carefully planned purchases). Enjoy!

  2. I am in awe of your plan -- so much organization! But you are right, it is way too easy to go crazy (or broke) at these big shows. I went to Stitches East two years ago and still have a little of that yarn left :-) I hope you have a great time!

  3. You sound very organized and I'm sure you'll have a great time. I think cash only is the best (only?) way to stay on your budget at these things.