Adventures in Wonder(wool)land

Where to begin? I’m still coming down from my long anticipated high.

This year, Wonderwool Wales seemed a little quieter. Perhaps it was because I left my other half with the kids to have a wander around the surrounding areas while I got a few hours alone time to have a good mooch.

Just me, an empty shopping bag, my purse and camera. Bliss.

I had a few things on a list that I needed, a new bobbin for my wheel, a bottom whorl spindle (nope- still prefer the top whorl), a couple of skeins of yarn…

But with my stash overflowing already I took my logical brain with me and made sure I listened. Did I really need that stunning 4-ply camel and silk blend in the most amazing shade of burnt copper? No. I didn’t. So I put it back and took a card for future reference. I was ever-so well behaved, I really was.

I’m not going to lie – I still spent my budget. But I knew I would.

A few hours of wandering around, meeting amazingly talented and knowledgeable people and bumping into friends and I was spent.

I had bought a ticket for the after-show hosted by Ravelry however it started much later than I could wait around for with sleepy children and a two hour drive home, so I sadly missed it.

I won’t say any more. I’ll show you some of my favourite bits, though I forgot about the camera for most of the event, distracted by rainbows and clouds of heavenly softness.

fkgjd 129#

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fkgjd 130#

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Saras Texture Crafts work of art

Saras Texture Crafts work of art

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made on a Trollen wheel - something new I'm learning

made on a Trollen wheel – something new I’m learning

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these reminded me of an under the sea kingdom

these reminded me of an under the sea kingdom

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a selection of goodies from the Mulberry Dyer

a selection of goodies from the Mulberry Dyer

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Five Moons yarns some of my favorites

Five Moons yarns some of my favorites

Naturally dyed treasures

Naturally dyed treasures

And, of course, the real stars of the show…

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enjoying a good tickle

enjoying a good tickle

and a good pamper

and a good pamper


Oh – I almost forgot, I have a new pattern for sale: Diamonds and Pearls Mitts.    The first 50 buyers can get them for half price with the following code: diamondsale

Happy Knitting

Diamonds and Pearls Mitts

Diamonds and Pearls Mitts


About woodlandknitter

Who am I? A Mummy first a foremost to my two children, Toby and Emily. We took the decision to home educate the children after Toby had many problems within state education. Unable to send them to a Steiner school at present we base their education around the Waldorf ethos. This is working out wonderfully so far and we wish we had done it sooner. Secondly I am a fibre obsessive. Knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing or just generally stroking, anything goes. You can usually find us in the woods or up a hill, by the ocean's edge or climbing trees. Follow the little trail of yarn clippings and there we will be, me with some form of fibre in my bag at all times. #118 We try to live a simple, natural and holistic lifestyle, making sure that we connect to nature daily. Fairy tales and seeking out the enchanted in everyday life is a big part of our lives, as is plenty of craft and art. I am a new member of a medieval re-enactment group, the House of the Black Star and have met some amazing people through it. I have much to learn from them. In this blog I hope to inspire and share with you the things which inspire me. Feedback is always enjoyed and appreciated. Comments on my blog are always loved! I hope a little woodland magic makes you happy today! #037 Find me on facebook Ravelry Craftsy Etsy Pinterest
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