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Oh My Darling EYF2015

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The past weekend saw the second Edinburgh Yarn Festival happen. Just like the first EYF, it was absolutely brilliant. I don’t have many photos to show you. I was too busy to take photos and, while appreciative, David does not feel like taking 9500 photos of yarn stalls. I don’t quite know why.

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Old Maiden Aunt

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Baa Ram Ewe

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Podcaster Plutonium Muffin was drop-spindling this beauty

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The Evening Ca-BAA-Ret with the dream team, KNITSONIK and Ms Y.

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Lovely to see rustic Scandinavian yarns in the UK

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This photo cracks me up because it makes me look like a photo-bomber.

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Weaving is the new spinning is the new knitting is the new yoga

Because I was so incredibly busy, I did not have time to make any purchases and I also missed out on seeing many, many friends (you know who you are). However, I did meet an incredible amount of amazing people and I had some really thought-provoking conversations. I honestly never knew so many of you read this blog and I am blown away by some of the insightful comments you made to me. It really made me think about big, hard things and on my way home on Sunday night, I wrote the first draft of the preface to my next big, big collection.

EYF 2015 was incredible. I have already thanked the organisers profusely, but I also want to thank Louise Scollay who really came through for me when I hit my Wall of Stress. The Podcast Lounge was a sanctuary for many people and I loved hearing all the small conversations between total strangers. EYF also had a very strong community feel with an emphasis on smart, bold people who march to a different beat. It was inclusive and positive – and it felt very personal and warm despite its size. I took a lot from it (not least hugs and chocolate).

Over the weekend I worked 35 hours, slept for seven hours, and travelled for six hours – and I would happily do it all over again. Just give me a week to recover from this one.

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Loved this bridge right by the EYF venue. Look at it!

10 Thoughts on “Oh My Darling EYF2015

  1. I was about to write why wouldn’t anyone want to take 9,500 photos of lovely yarn but I realised I only took one photo myself, too much lovely yarn to look that! It was lovely to see you and so glad you had an amazing experience, it was a fantastic festival, wasn’t it? We used to live near that bridge, lovely to be back round our old stomping ground.

    • I loved seeing your Storegga! Thank you so much for coming around to my stall to show me. As always i wish we had had more time to catch up. And yes, it was very very good.

  2. It was absolutely lovely meeting you. I had heard the podcast with you and Louise and I am looking forwar to the new one. Even if I have heard most of it irl. I have bought your ebook on Sunday and I have cast on on my way back home with one of those lovely yarns.

    • I absolutely loved your Lush – I don’t think I got a chance to tell you :) And, well, you got all the advance scoop. What are you knitting?

  3. Paula on March 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm said:

    I took no pictures on Saturday and then panicked and took a few at 3pm on Sunday. The pictures you have look great.

  4. I couldn’t come on the sunday just sat afternoon + eve due to work commitments so frustrating! would have loved to have walked around at my leisure but it was an awesome event!! and so wonderful to be ‘at home’.

    • Karie on March 19, 2015 at 3:01 pm said:

      It was really, really good and inspiring! I did not have any time to see any of the many things I wanted to see, so I am enjoying seeing everybody’s blog posts.

  5. The only pictures I took were the ones with you! It was a marvellous weekend, though, and so good to catch up with you.

    • Karie on March 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm said:

      It was SO GOOD to meet you again! Finally! Don’t leave it two years again. And yes i did finally end up getting lunch ;)

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