Without a doubt, the day most knitters in London have been looking forward to this year was iKnit Day. As it was the chance to buy yarn, meet up with other knitters and hear Yarn Harlot speak. What more do you need?
All week on the London Ravelry board, we made our plans. Sorting out a meeting place, somewhere to get breakfast. Our aim was to build up some energy for the long day ahead. In the end, there were 14 of us for brunch. I don’t remember the last time I had a greasy spoon breakfast, and it was amazing!us for brunch. I don’t remember the last time I had a greasy spoon breakfast and it was amazing!
Once inside, my first port of call was the Socktopus Stand. Which was three deep with people eagerly wanting to get their hands on some Malabrigo sock
There was so much to see and buy I am still not sure I made it around all the stands. Undoubtedly, the most amazing thing was the world’s largest needles. For a donation to Breast Cancer Research, you could have a go at knitting with four-metre-long knitting needles. I managed to complete two stitches, and I have to say it was quite an arm workout!
Of course, the reason we were all there was to hear Yarn Harlot’s talk.