It is now the beginning of March and Spring is here. However if you are like me and many others in the Scottish Borders you probably haven’t noticed. Stuck in the house as the Beast from the East has brought inch after inch of snow I have been snuggled up warm in the house and to alleviate boredom I have gone back to my knitting. As a knitting novice I jump in and out of my knitting bag. Every now and then I just feel a desire to wear something woolly that I have created myself…. I am yet to finish a pattern.
The Knitting Event of the Year
For all you true yarn lovers there is an event about to be held in Edinburgh that is not to be missed. Edinburgh Corn Exchange will host the Edinburgh Yarn Festival for the 4th year, from the 15th to 17th March. This festival is a celebration of everything related to hand knitting. From crochet to weaving and everything in-between, there will be something for everyone. If you like to shopping there will be over 100 vendors at the market place. If you like learning there will be over 60 classes to attend. And if you like to have a knit and natter there will be plenty opportunity for this too. There will even be a party and a Ceildih!
Visitors come from all over the world to sample the knitting delights a few have popped into our ScotlandShop store on Queensferry Street. We are only 15 minutes away from the main venue in the west end of central Edinburgh. So if you are coming to town for the festival this year please come and say hello and pass on some of your knitting tips. We can tell you all about the history of our tartans and lovely woollen products. We have lots of tartan remnant bags and fat quarters for your creations. And you never know I might have actually finished knitting something to show you by then, well maybe if this snow doesn’t go away!
If you would like to tell us about your visit to the EYF or even send us a photo of your woolly creations please do. Come on, don’t be sheepish! P.S. Sorry for the baaaaad jokes.