What can I say? Woolfest was A-MAY-ZING!!! The long days and late nights in the run up to the event were all worthwhile.
In the days leading up to the event I was fluctuating between feeling excited and nervous but on the day the nerves just disappeared as I got on with the task of setting up the stall. I'm really pleased with the overall look and feel of the stall although I will change things up a bit next year.
Mr Purple Sprouting and myself made the decision to head to Auckland on the Friday afternoon, the day before the event, and set up the stall. This allowed us to relax on the Friday evening and have a slightly later start on the Saturday morning with a leisurely breakfast before the mayhem of the day. I'm so happy we did this as we didn't get a chance to sit down or eat until the event was finished. Although we did manage to fit in a coffee or two.
It was wonderful to meet and talk to so many people with a passion for all things wool and fibre related; whether it be knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, needlefelting etc. etc.
I also managed to say a quick "hello" to some of the other traders: Nanacindy, Kiwiyarn-a, Yarnfloozy, Woolrae, Man Made Fibre, Natural Star, Darn Knit and a few others that I can't just remember.
I was able to sneak in a little last minute shopping for myself. I think Mr Purple Sprouting was quite happy that I didn't have longer to browse and spend!
Left: Natural Star - Antique Rose
Right: Kiwiyarn-a - Dark Denim
Project Bag: Aunty Nana
Stitch Markers & Stitch Holder: Nanacindy