I’ll be honest, I wasn’t entirely enthused about going this year by the time the Knitting & Stitching Show came about. I had followed The Plan for attending shows like this in preparation already. I had booked tickets with a Groupon months ago for cheaper tickets. I had organised meeting up with a friend. I had a small list of things I needed and a budget worked out. I even had my outfit worked out. I was as ready as I could be, but I just wasn’t… keen.
|Possibly the most important step of the plan: fortifying at 3fe|
This year’s K&S Show is probably the best I’ve been to in terms of vendors. I’m not sure whether we just stopped at more, as our interests had broadened since last year, but I found a lot of new vendors, some of which I am quite certain were not there last year and others who were there but had branched out into new things that drew us in.
The usual suspects were there. Coleshill as always has loads of useful tools. Surprisingly, I didn’t buy anything at Village Fabrics, despite stopping and staring longingly at their stand at least three times.
Swincraft2 was new to me, with lots of furs that I don’t get to see in Dublin often, and particularly not for the prices they were offering them at. Naturaleigh was full of gorgeous stuff that I didn’t need but really wanted. Sew Law Di Da had some really lovely patterns, with full sized mockups which means now I’m certain I’m going to have to go look more in depth at a few of them as I’m quite certain some would be lovely on me.
|This year's haul.|
|My gorgeous Steampunk-y fabric from Create with Kate.|
There’s one day left of the show- Sunday 2nd November. If you haven’t been, I do recommend it. I’m already looking forward to next year.