I met Ysolda! Which was very exciting; so exciting that I completely forgot to take any photos (Edit – but Alabama Whirly has some up – I’m in this one with my back to the camera! Edit(2) – and also in the second photo down on Ysolda’s post, which shows B’s Snapdragon hat beautifully). She was very lovely in person, though, and commented on the various items knitted from her patterns I was wearing (now I think about it, she might have been a bit weirded out by that!), and I managed not to be too overcome with awe or scarily fangirly. I tried on the original Peaks Island Hood and have got to make myself one, because I really liked how it looked. I think it would be good in Rowan Kid Classic, and was half-tempted to pick some up in John Lewis after the event, but I have enough projects in progress or lined up for now I think.
The one on the left is in Gnatcatcher, an almost iridescent purply-grey with patches of green (it reminds me of mother-of-pearl) which immediately told me that it wanted to be an Ishbel; the other one is called Vampire and may well end up being My Vampire Boyfriend socks. Or maybe something else.
Debbie was also selling little tins (about the size of a lip balm) of stitchmarkers, and I couldn’t resist one with a pair of owls in Wedgwood blue and white. Unfortunately my camera refuses to take a photo of them that’s in focus, so you’ll have to take my word for it that they are very cute.
There was also tea and lots of fabulous cake and a chance to sit and knit and chat, and all in all I had a lovely after all – many thanks to Suzanne and the rest of the jelly team for organising it!