West Country Creative had a stall full of beautiful treats but I managed to control myself and only got a few of their delicious buttons. Aren't they beautiful?
I also really liked Korutumi who does gorgeous crochet hooks with hand-made handles. She also has tiny crochet hooks perfect for adding beads to your knitting. We did have a chat and there may be a collaboration for the next Beads & Lace Club (the next round starts in August, so don't forget to sign up).
I was very tempted by A Yarn Story's stall and it was lovely to meet Carmen. I tried to get to her shop last time I visited Bath but we got there too early and couldn't wait until they opened because we were meeting Vanessa. But they will definitely be on my 'must visit' list on my next trip to Bath.
As you may have guessed, I was rubbish at taking photos. I didn't take a single photo all day. It didn't even cross my mind but take my word for it, it was a great show. In addition to all the gorgeous yarn and other fibre goodies on sale there was a food market which had produce from artisan food producers from various parts of the South West. We tasted some chutney and some chocolates. The only thing I was disappointed in was the food on offer in the cafe. There was nothing even remotely healthy as far as I could tell.
As well as de-stashing yarn, I've also been de-stashing some books. I have a large number of knitting books but only have three shelves available for these books so I decided to have a clear out. I'm selling some beautiful books which I really like but since they're mainly pattern collections or basic design books they don't really suit me. I don't have time to knit from other designer's patterns. I wish I did!
Here are some of the books available:
It's extremely wintery here at the moment! We've had two days of heavy rain and stormy weather. It's cold! I was hoping I could wear some summer clothes on our London trip but now I don't know what to pack. I hope it's warmer where you are!