Some photos from Edinburgh Yarn Festival on Friday! It was my first time going since it moved to the Corn Exchange, I’d been to the Drill Hall one, but I think we were on holiday when it was on last year. I’d only been to the Corn Exchange as a concert venue before and never really liked it, so I wasn’t expecting much, but once all the booths were in it looked great! Soooo much yaaaaaaarn! And it was so well organised, I heard there had been some problems with queues last year, but it was all super efficient this time round, didn’t have to wait at all (and actually wandered in without swapping my ticket for a wristband – oops!). I only had a half day there, so had just time for a tour of the market place and my shopping dilemmas, and an all too brief stitch and bitch (retro!) in the cafe before they chucked us out. It would have been nice to hang out and knit a bit longer, and I’ll try to go for a full day next year.
I was very restrained in my buying, I got only two skeins. No picture of them specifically, I meant to take one at home, but never got round to it, but they’re in the bottom right hand corner of the picture above – grey merino/cashmere yarn with some subtle colourful speckling from la bien aimee. It is so beautiful! I went with a project to buy for, but annoyingly I failed to notice that although the needle size was biggish (I had found it through a needle size/yarn length ravelry search), it called for lace yarn, and ain’t nobody got time for that! I think I may make waiting for the rain which Kersti recommended.