Yarndale 2017

What a day! A mixed one at that. I didnt enjoy 2016, but thought it was because I was poorly. But last year drove straight into a parking space and walked straight into the Mart. This year? No.

We drove and waited in a very long line to get to the Mart, when we got to the round about parking attendants were directing people AWAY from the event, but to no particular place, it took us a while to realise, we then turned back around and ignored the attendants. Waited again to get towards the carpark to be told that there were no spaces anywhere and that we would have to park in skipton and walk to the Mart?!

I dropped off @lyndascraftroom, my daughter and our friend renika whilst I went to find somewhere. So tried the park and ride, it was a shame the attendants weren’t directing to people to the park and ride, because once I got there it was quite well organised. So I parked up, and got the bus back to the Mart, but what a hassle!!

When I finally got to meet back up with the girls inside was just utter chaos, however once you fought your way through the crowds there were some fantastic stalls!

A lot of spun yarn, a lot of hand dyed yarn, which I wasn’t really looking for. I had one thing in mind. Janie crows primavera, and I got it!!!

How beautiful!!!!

I also had a chat with Janie, about the possibility of her hosting a workshop for us at The Crochet Sanctuary she certainly didn’t say no, but did explain they do have a lot of events organised for next year, so she gave me her email address, I will of course be emailing her!

We didn’t stay long at yarndale, just due to the immense crowds, and not being able to get to a lot of the the stalls.

So we caught the bus back to the car

What we didn’t realise was that this particular bus, wasn’t going back to the carpark 🙈 so we had a rather nice drive around skipton and then back to yarndale.

Anyway, its always lovely spending the day with yarny friends, and of course buying yarn, but I was glad to get home and carry on with the Christmas CAL, which is looking amazing!!!

I’ve also missed my Little box of crochet delivery, but luckily our collection office is open at 12:00 on a Sunday, so I will be going to collect! Plus I’m like a child at Christmas, and went looking for spoilers on Instagram and found some! It looks amazing!!!!

Anyway, off to work on CAL

Happy hooking!! Xx

6 thoughts on “Yarndale 2017

  1. Vaemkes says:

    Hopefully next year will be better and way less crowded for you, so you can enjoy it a bit more! It’s one of those things that is listed high on my things-to-do list. The pictures you took are wonderfull and I can’t imagine how it must have been! Although I hope that when I visit, it won’t be so crowded…

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  2. lovelucie1 says:

    Sunday morning was lovely. I got to have a good look in every stall I wanted.
    However I didn’t come away with much, just some linen samples for embroidery! I do wonder how many hand dyed skeins are actually sold. They are so expensive which I completely appreciate but I would have loved to have come away with some actual yarn or an exciting project to do. I don’t think I’ll go next year. I need something a little more mainstream!!!

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    • The Wee House of Crochet says:

      I completely agree! I think the hand dyed yarn is beautiful and appreciate the efforts gone into it, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for, I did get Janie crows primavera kit which I was pleased about, I think I will gone next year but, I think I’ll plan on getting there at about 15:00 next time, hopefully I’ll get parking and it’ll be quieter.


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