I had the privilege to attend the opening of a lovely new wool shop in Bath called, err, Wool. What else?!
The owner, Laura Bartlett, is absolutely delightful, and we are already hatching plans for how we might work together in the future – watch this space!
We had a great natter with Mike Cole, chairman of the UK Hand Knitting Association, and I came away with a gorgeous skein of deep fuschia Scrumptious DK (a loosely spun single ply silk/merino blend) which I couldn’t put down once I’d picked it up. It’s on the shelf between me and Mike in the picture – see? It had to be mine!
Scrumptious is one of the many fabulous yarns created by indie dyer Jeni of Fyberspates, an extremely talented lady who I’ve interviewed for The Knitter and bumped into at Wonderwool and Knit Nation earlier this year. Go buy her yarn!
I even managed a glass of fizz before I had to run for my train. A lovely evening.