It’s been a busy month here at Purlescence HQ in leafy Oxfordshire. The snow has finally melted and the daffodils are doing a sterling job pushing themselves up through the frostbitten earth.
The plans are moving swiftly for our first show of the year, Wonderwool. A fabulous woolly festival taking place in Builth Wells over the weekend of 27th and 28th April. “Latest” is getting all enthusiastic about packing and is organising the trip like the Williams F1 team going to a Grand Prix.
Wonderwool last year was a cold and rainy affair and although it was being held in the wonderfully dry cow sheds of the Royal Welsh Showground, boy was it cold! By the Sunday afternoon hot chocolate had become a negotiable commodity and I was wearing almost all the clothes I’d taken for the entire weekend, as well as samples from the stand! After this freezing cold winter we have had, I’m am praying for a warm and sunny show, when we can suck on a Strawberry Mivvy, drink iced tea, and wear light cotton clothes.
We’re taking lots of goodies for the weekend, including ChiaoGoo needles and interchangeable sets, some fabulous new yarn from Sweet Georgia, all our new crochet hooks and of course all the gorgeous luxury yarn that you know us so well for. ”Latest” has promised to be on his best behavior, so do come and say hello. It’s a great chance to put faces to names (or faces to email addresses!) If there’s anything in particular you’re looking for or would like me to bring or reserve for you, then just drop me a line.
You can get more information about Wonderwool from www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk
That’s the news from Purlescence HQ this month where the yarn is soft, the cakes are fresh and the knitting is always beautiful.