This year's summer holidays took us to a place I absolutely love: Ireland! And as so often in the past, I managed to plan our trip to the island with a visit to a yarn fest... I couldn't be happier! Don't get this wrong, I would have gone there anyway because Ireland is such a beautiful country that we always enjoy going there. I mean, just look at this: what's there not to like?
The blues, the greens, the beautiful... We love it!
Anyway, before we started our travel in the south-west of the country, I had the chance to visit Woollinn Dublin and it was such a fab event. I took a workshop with Bristol Ivy which I absolutely loved and which was very inspiring, had fun drooling over yarns and ahem, yes, added a bit to my stash...
... and I met so many wonderful people: knitters from all over the world, new to me indie dyers, a tech editor I've worked with a couple of times but who I've never met in person before and then someone I was really excited to meet: Jess, who togehter with her husband founded Ravelry. The website has been my 'home' for more than 10 years, it is where I made friends from all over the world and it's also the place that gave me the idea to write up my patterns... so this was a real treat for me!
I had a ball - and I'll certainly be back.
Well, visiting Woollinn was all my fibre-loving heart needed, but my wonderful DH even spoilt me with another yarn fix when we travelled the south of Ireland. Because one of my fave brands from Ireland has its studio in Cork... Hedgehog Fibres.
Caroline, who has worked there for years, gave us a warm welcome and showed us around, then there was more drooling over yarns and yes, some may have travelled on with us...
All the happiness in one pictures: lots of new goddies and a head full of memories - what a fab time we've had!