Well, the countdown to Yarndale really heats up, now - just a few more sleeps (ha!) to go.
My kits and other yarny and sparkly workshop things are packed and ready, my hand knits are washed and blocked (if you can't wear your knitted items for people to ooh and ahh at at a yarn event then when can you?) and I'm doing my best deep breathing and trying to remain calm but goodness me, I am nervous!
Tomorrow I'll be heading on over to Knit and Natter to help with the final stringing of bunting and setting up before doing my own setting up on Friday so I am signing off from this space until next week.
Are you coming along? I'm so excited about the opportunity to meet some of you, finally! Do introduce yourself as I'm terrible at remembering names and faces.
A few little practical notes: I will be in the Workshops area in the Main Ring.
The kits for my workshop cost £5 and include just about everything you need, from lovely merino yarn (there's a choice of colours) to wooden needles and stuffing as well as my pattern, of course.
I'm just a small potatoes trader and I don't have a fancy chip and pin machine so please do bring cash! There are no cash machines at the auction mart. I can take Paypal payments if you have a fancy smart phone but signal is not guaranteed in the countryside.
Children are welcome to join in and/or hang about the workshop. I have a colouring activity and some treats on my tree for them to enjoy!
Also, you don't have to join in with the workshop to come and be enchanted by my yarny Christmas tree - everyone is welcome.
The talented Sally is going to be assisting me this weekend and I'm thrilled to have her on board as she's a very skilled knitter indeed.
I'm hoping to steal a moment at some point during the weekend to ogle the yarn and meet an alpaca or two.
If you're not able to attend and are feeling bummed out about missing it then fear not; there will be photos-a-plenty next week and possibly some kits available in my shop, too.
Until then, I bid you adieu and wish you a lovely weekend :o)