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Yarndale 2015

I was exceptional lucky enough to take my third trip up to Skipton this year and visit Yarndale.   The show has grown massively in popularity each year and this year there were over 10,000 visitors! 
For me it's not just about visiting the show, it's the whole package of seeing talented designers, Indie dyers, meeting incredible people and soaking up the atmosphere. 
I apologise in advance as I was so busy chatting I didn't take enough photographs but here is a snippet of my trip.

I love this yarn by a company called Teeswater Wools.  There fleece is from there flock of Pedigree Teeswater Sheep. The 4ply hanks are Teeswater and Wensleydale Worsted spun yarn.  Each skein is uniquely dyed.

I used a skein of there yarn to produce my own shawl design scarf Falling leaves.

Whistlebare yarn is "Soft, lustrous and natural knitting & crochet yarns from the wilds of Northumberland.  Mohair from our Angora Goats and wool from our Wensleydale Sheep is spun in Yorkshire befo…

Skipton to Haworth

This weekend I had an amazing opportunity to take a trip to Yorkshire and visit Skipton to go to  Yarndale .  This time I shared accommodation with friend and her parents.
It was in a lovely quiet area called "middle town".  Every road you looked down you saw the Dales.

I found this lovely derelict building on the way to the railway station,  I just loved the colours. 

We took the train from Skipton to Haworth.  On the route we went past Oakworth station where they filmed Railway Children film

We had a walk up from the train station through the very pretty park.

Walking up the hill I came across this great idea for a planter.

I loved this decoupage covered bike too.

Along with a trip on the steam train I really wanted to visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum

This was the local Church that the Brontë's attended.

From the Parsonage you could walk through the churchyard and then take a walk up to the moors, now named the Brontë Way.

Once up on the Moor I just felt at peace a…

Coming Together Shawl Design.

This year I decided to design my own shawl using Triskelion Emrys-lace weight 

It is an absolute dream to knit with and the drape is perfect.

My colour ways were Anvil and Maes.

My design encompasses both texture and lace knitting.

Part of the inspiration is from within but I also used this image to help me.

My knitting has been travelling with me over the summer holidays and has been #placesyoucanknit.

It has been to the very top of Snowdonia, South Stack on Angelsea, Holyhead Marina, Beaumaris and Slimbridge.

The progress was very enjoyable of this project.

With a week to go before Yarndale I am on the final section of knitting which I have been doing morning and night.

I looked up today to be greeted with this gorgeous dog playing peek-a-boo!

Finally with a week to go before Yarndale I have finished the design.

I have decided to keep it as a shawl as it is much more versatile to wear.

What do you think? Do you like it? Would love to have your thoughts.