Bakewell Wool Gathering

 

Hello! Happy Autumn! I hope you’re all having a great October so far.

Things have been fairly busy at KJ HQ. LOTS of knitting thankfully, and lots of fun things too.

This weekend we were at the Bakewell Wool Gathering. Bakewell is a beautiful market town in the Derbyshire Dales, next to the river Wye. It’s incredibly cute and the perfect location for a woolly gathering!

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Inside Bakewell Wool Gathering

There were lots of fab exhibitors there, with a really nice mix of some that were new to me and some that were familiar. There was a really great atmosphere, everyone was really friendly and helpful, and even though it was busy, it didn’t feel too crowded.

These are my purchases from the day. Overall I think I was very good! I bought a skein of BEAUTIFUL varigated yarn from Peak District Yarns, a Pom Pom maker and a shawl pattern from The Knitting Swede.

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Bakewell Wool Gathering Purchases

I’m sooo excited about the yarn from Peak District Yarns. The colourway is called ‘Pale Regal’ and is an amazing combination of greys and pinks. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for, the only downside is that they only had one skein, eek! I was unsure as to whether one skein would be enough, but the lovely people on the stand assured me that it would be enough for a shawl, and Tanja at The Knitting Swede gave me pointers about how I could alter her pattern, Sunset Boulevard to suit the amount of yarn I have.

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‘Pale Regal’ by Peak District Yarns

My purchases would have been greater, but a pattern I fell in love with called Dotty by Belinda Harris-Reid had sold out, so I have added this to my list of ‘future purcahes’! I’m envisaging it being knit in a lovely mustard colour, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that she dyes some of her Moonshine yarn in this colour!

I also had a really lovely conversation with Laili from The Loft Yarn in Lancashire, who was a wealth of information about yarns and new patterns. The stall had lots of really lovely British yarns for sale, including my favourite, Blue Faced Leicester from West Yorkshire Spinners and I’ll definitely be popping over to their website the next time I’m looking for some  yarn!

After we’d finished mooching around the Wool Gathering, we popped into Bakewell to the Lavender Tea Rooms, for some much needed tea and cake, and then to Caudwell’s Mill so mum could buy some flour, which was an unexpected picturesque ending to a really lovely day!

 

 

 

 

 

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