What a lovely day I had on Saturday as I joined fellow yarn botherers for the second Great London Yarn Crawl.
My fellow Team Romney mates started the day at Stitch Up in Wimbledon and by the time I joined them at Sharp Works in Herne Hill their shopping bags were starting to fill up nicely!
I live about 10 minutes away from Sharp Works but amazingly had never been before. It’s a lovely shop just by Herne Hill overground station and we were given a warm welcome by the mother and daughter team who run it. Displayed on the beautiful vintage shop fittings you will find Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Artesano, Mirasol, Regia, Bergere and other bits and bobs along with a great selection of pattern books plus a selection of haberdashery.
It might have been my first visit but won’t be my last!
Onwards to Loop in Islington and the best wall of yarn in the world ever!
I do miss this place and it’s hard to leave without something in hand which I’ll show you soon as it’s for a secret gift!
Next we jump on the bus to our next destination giving us plenty of time for more public transport knitting and crochet.
Ding ding! Everybody off at Wild & Woolly in Clapton where much-welcomed caffeine and cake were waiting for us.
It’s the last stop of the crawl so we all make our final purchases and head off to meet with the other teams at the after-crawl party hosted by Pom Pom Quarterly in Kings Cross.
There were quizzes to finish and prizes to be drawn and I was lucky enough to win a copy of The Rhinebeck Sweater book by Ysolda in the raffle. Our team member Kathryn won the grand prize which she thoroughly deserved having donated a number of items to the Refuge garment collection and receiving raffle tickets in return…I think she was a bit overwhelmed!
It was a lovely day, superbly organised by Rachel and Allison who made everyone feel so welcome – honestly, they make a formidable team but I didn’t manage to catch them together at any point to get a picture! Big thank you to them and to the volunteers who led the teams, in particular to Kelly and Andrea who headed up Team Romney and safely shepherded us from place-to-place throughout the day. Thank you also to all the sponsors for our goody bag goodies, you really spoiled us! It was a pleasure to see familiar faces and to meet new friends and one of the things I always love about knitty meets like this, is how many items of knitwear and crochet you see along the way, this inevitable leads to my must make queue growing even more!
All profits are donated to Refuge and it sounds like it’s been an incredible fundraiser – Congratulations to everyone involved and see you next year!