I have just returned home after spending a wonderful morning/early afternoon at The Yarn Cake's Glasgow School of Yarn. I wasn't doing any classes but I did want to go and see Charles Rennie Mackintiosh's church and to shop in the wool market. I was not disappointed. The church is simply stunning. Very plain and simple but the lines and the design is beautiful. I so want a domino table and a hanging light.
The Yarn Cake had set up their shop on the altar and had a small but varied selection of goods ranging from mugs, needles and yarn to spinning wheels and fibre. I just had to purchase a few things didn't I? It would have been rude not to.
The market place did not disappoint either and there is now a huge dent in my purse where my money used to be.
1. Mini Skeins for Hexipuffs - Skein Queen
2. Voluptuous Petit Dk/Lt worsted - Skein Queen
3. Handcarded, dizzed roving, dark rainboww - Hilltop Cloud
4. Hand dyed sock yarn, Christmas night - Ripples Crafts
5. Hand dyed sport weight, Forest floor - Ripples Crafts
6. Hand painted yarn, Wake up lonely - Old Maiden Aunt
6. Hand painted yarn, Bitter bug - Old Maiden Aunt
7. Drops Alpaca - The Yarn Cake
8. Crazy Zauberball - The Yarn Cake
Not pictured . Sticth markers from Andsewtoknit
So to round up, I am skint and the whole experience was wonderful. I spoke to a load of strangers about knitting, especially finding out the names of some of the stunning shawls/shawlettes that people were wearing and I feel inspired to knit, knit , knit for the forthcoming winter.
For what it is worth, something which is done really well on a small scale is far superior to one which is big, brashy, hollow and a means to earn as much as possible in as short a time scale. People like Kerrie Allman and Jo Watson should really take a lesson from people who organise things on a small scale, less is more and you must work within your means and talents/skills.
Cheerio for now, I have some serious yarn winding to do and decide where to start.