This was the only place I could stand back in the main bit - the Knit and Natter Lounge
Angora rabbits - you don't get the scale here but they looked huge!
The views over the hills were spectacular but it was so bright that I couldn't get good pics on my phone.Ring-a-Rosie (the best wool shop in the country) and we both clung to the railings while we talked because she doesn't like crowds either. She was just off to the Lakes with her husband. And, yes, she did buy some wool!
The most moving moment was when I went to buy some yarn from Amanda Perkins. She closed her Natural Dye Studio last year to concentrate on her designing business. She had brought her last little bit of yarn with her because she said she couldn't justify keeping it. I said I would give it a good loving home and she welled up - she said it was like watching her children leave. She made me promise to email her pictures of the things I've made.
This morning Ben and I went shopping whilst his daddy and mammy went to see about getting a new car. (John's broke down again this week). It's a 12 year old Seat Arosa and has done a good job over the years, but now he is the proud owner of a Guillieta.
Oops I forgot - I got these little beauties (each 15grams) of linen.
I haven't been able to quilt or crochet this weekend because I strained my hand and can't even grip the crochet hook. So I've had to make do with squishing my precious purchases and my two little boys. Hopefully my hand will get better soon (an old injury). But the squishing was pretty enjoyable.
I'm just off now to gaze at the fantastic moon tonight - a partial eclipse and a full moon.
It's only the bright one now - the eclipse won't happen until about 3am. Sorry it's a bit shaky and blurred. The next one won't be until 2033 apparently.
Although if you believe some of the fringe religions we won't be here then. Hey ho.
Have a good week xxxxx