Wow!! What an amazing 2 months it has been! If you haven’t been following my Facebook or Instagram posts, you might not know that I have been traveling across the UK and Europe for the last 2 months! It was my intention to be blogging regularly as I visited yarn shops and shows etc, but let’s just say I was overwhelmed by all the experiences I had while over there! I did manage a few posts, but after Woollinn (which I will have to add to), I was entirely too busy to post regularly.
I did do “mini” posts through Facebook and Instagram (search for MrHugzzz and you’ll see them – #youshouldbehere will work as well on Facebook) where I videoed walkthroughs in many of the shops I visited. There is a LOT more to add though and a lot of pictures to upload! I took over 7,000 pictures on the trip, and I truly think that I’ll end up keeping at least 75% of them! There are also at least 100 videos!
Unfortunately it will take a few weeks for me to organize these and edit them (the ones on my DSLR have to be edited before I can post them) as I’m back to the reality of “normal” life already! UGH!
The trip was a success beyond my wildest imaginations though, as I got to connect with a lot of family (that’s another story entirely), enlarge the Close Knit Community with new friendships and contacts, visited a LOT of yarn shops, and got inspired almost hourly! The future looks great and I am overflowing with ideas and plans that will hopefully benefit a lot of you in this great knitting world!
Here’s a little gallery of a few (a very small few) of the photos from the trip. I promise to have more up over the coming weeks as well as getting back to the regular blogging about everything great in this amazing world of knitting we’re all so vested in!
It was fun sharing information and techniques with everyone … here at Yarn Cake
Just ’cause, FAMILY, and connections!
Yarn from EasyKnits in London! Love the bright orange and yellow and green!
Knit groups everywhere – this one is at Yak in Brighton, England!
There are a few pictures of yarn!!! Just sayin’
I loved this wall of sewing machines I saw in Brighton!
KIP in Piccadilly Square in Manchester!
I met Countess (Ablaze)!
These were finished by Julie at the knitting meetup at Countess Ablaze!
I see Cables!!!
Inspiration comes from all around!
More KIP, in Vienna this time!
Watching old school weaving in the Czech Republic!
More cable inspiration from this book cover I saw in Berlin! And I happen to love Norse Mythology
Finished Barrington in Amsterdam!
Yarn bombing in Germany!
These tulips in Amsterdam are colourful inspiration indeed!
Stephen and Penelope in Amsterdam
Wouldn’t this be amazing filled with yarn?!
I think this picture is worth 1,000 knits!!
It never gets tired seeing a wall of wool!
Honeycomb of yarn cakes!
I had the best time with JulieKnitsin Paris in Paris!!
One of the yarn shops Julie took me to!
Loved the finish on this spinning wheel!
Because – Paris!!
The Force is strong with this one!
The ladies at This is Knit – Dublin, Ireland!
Thank you Blahine, for letting me take a picture of you wearing your amazing sweater coat!
Do you see cables everywhere like I do? 😉
I will have to reverse engineer this one – or something close to it!
The Queen of Purls in Glasgow! Great yarn!!
Met some gals from New Jersey in Glasgow at Yarn Cake!
I have to learn to spin just to own a wheel! So exquisetely beautiful!
In Galway again – so much yarn in the Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers shop!
Yarn Cake – and yes, they have CAKE too!! 🙂
You have to visit Be Inspired Fibres in Edinburgh! You won’t be disappointed!
I met Lucy Hauge in Edinburgh!! Woot Woot!
The ladies in McAree Brothers in Edinburgh! They loved the BigStix™!
You meet knitters everywhere – at Edinburgh Castle with Theresa, Sharon and Mairead (taking the picture).
Knitting in Public at the top of Edinburgh – Arthur’s Seat!
Bill akes the most amazing knitwear at his shop – Bill Baber Knitwear!
I need my own Tardis for my Stash!
I gt to meet some online friends in real life as well!!!
From Bill Baber Knitwear!
Yes, more yarn!!
I’d also like to just send out a HUONGOLOUS HUGZZZ to everyone who shared on the journey with me and all the amazing comments and requests for the continued videos and posts! You have no idea how heart warming and inspiring that was! Even though it was a solo trip I never felt alone – it truly was as if you were all there with me!