Sunday, October 08, 2006

Going to Ally Pally

I'll be going to the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace next week, probably on Friday (by myself) and on Saturday with the S'n'B group. I'm looking forward to it.

My show guide has arrived. Last year all the exhibitors for all shows were listed in the main guide: this year each show has a seperate insert, presumably printed in the last few days before the show. Twisted Threads did send me a letter apologizing for the mix up: when I booked the tickets, I spoke about being going to both the NEC show and the Ally Pally one, so they were going to send me the Ally Pally guide. There are so many more exhibitors at Ally Pally (well over 200) that you do need the guide to plan. For the NEC one, you could just wonder round and feel sure you hadn't missed anything much.

Places to check include Habu who make a stainless steel yarn wrapped in silk. I looked for some of this last time, but didn't find any, and was most frustrated when I saw a blog post from someone who had got it. Habu has their stall at TGB7, which is opposite a wall.

Dh is muttering about not bringing too much home: he needs to see some photos of generous amounts of stuff that other people buy. That way my arrival home with a bag or four will not be seen as too excessive. Actually, he doesn't mind stuff arriving, as long as he also sees stuff being used in similar quantities.

1 comment:

Woolly Wormhead said...

Hi Penny!

Most bloggers are using the 'Knit and Relax' stand as a get together. No specific time as such, as many are volunteering. I'll be popping in and out there to meet various friends and bloggers - hopefully see you there?