On thursday I was lucky enough to go to the Baa Ram Ewe new season launch - something I always try to attend as not only do they have yarn on sale and a discount on the new season yarns, but they also always have a famous designer come and give a presentation. I have met so many of my designer heroes at these events, I always leave feeling like a groupy! This time it was Erika Knight who has been in the knitting & crochet industry for many years and is one of the all time greats. Her knits are very textural and often easy to knit. I love the crochet bag she is showing off here, and the fun furry waistcoat!
Erika was fantastic to meet. Her new range of yarns are beautiful and she gave a great history of her involvement in yarn and fashion, funny and very down to earth too. I would love to eventually end up as popular as she is, something to aim for!
She was very inspiring to talk to. She wants crafting to become Crafting - something that should be recognised for the amount of work and skill involved. Something I also feel passionate about. It was a great evening.
Sorry about the terrible photos - it was rather dark inside!
In other news, I have decided to join the madness that is the Beekeepers Quilt. The hexipuff madness has begun! I don't know how many I will need to knit yet as I have not decided what I want to eventually make. They are really rather addictive though. Thursday I just had one....... today I have 5! I will probably need several hundred so this is a long term project. Who knows, maybe in 2020 I will have a hexipuff blanket for the bed!