Sunday, 19 October 2014

Yarn Bonkyness

Just had my very first experience of meeting some other Etsy knitters off line , Yes ! in person , they are not virtual friends anymore , but real life ones.

Em from AllNeedlesGreat


Nicola from TwinkKnits 

It started a few weeks ago where I interrupted an on line craft britannia chat where 2 crafters were talking about meeting up in York for lunch. I butted in to say "hey" I live near York , can I come along too? 

It wasn't until a few days later when I realised that the 3 of us were knitters and I thought we MUST do something a little bit special , not just talk about Etsy or just about crafting , but do something knitting related. That's where our yarn bonkyness started.

But first we needed ......... cake

 and to plonk one of my tea cosies on the small one pot tea pot (can you tell it was designed for something a little bit bigger , lol).  It kind of plops about a bit , ha ha.

The cake was delish. I had the carrot cake , ate the lot as it sounded so healthy.

We chatted around knitting patterns , our web sites , selling wholesale , selling knitting patterns , our favourite yarns , headbands , tea cosies , getting freebies and cake ! 

Nicola showed off one her crochet bags (yes , not just a knitter)

and we moved on to the Museum Gardens eyeing up the right place to do our yarn bonkyness. 

Well , why do I call our Yarn bombing antics "yarn bonkyness"? you might ask. 

Well firstly Nicola , when she was typing this into her phone , her phone turned it into "yarn bonking" ooops , so that sort of stuck when we talk about it and secondly , because it was our very first time , with no prep work , no knowledge of where we were going to do it and no knowledge of what each of us brought along , then it was all a bit bonkers.

We picked a place just outside the gardens on the side of the river , with people walking past and boats mooring up yipes.                          

and we hung our tributes up on the railings.

a mix of femininity from me TheFeminineTouch , pink chunky knitted lace and pretty chunky flowers. 

Funky knitted foodstuffs from TwinkKnit Nicola and traditional knitting swatches and pretty bunting from All Needles Great Em. 

and will there be a next time .......... we hope so ! stay tuned !

Saturday, 11 October 2014

European shops on Etsy show off their kids stuff

Beautiful items here on Etsy for kids , from new born baby upwards. Here's just a small collection from European shops

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site
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