It's wasn't so bad though, by the time we got to the Lake District the scenery really started to distract us from the rain... it's so beautiful up here... lush green fields and stone walls... beautifuuuulllll!
Oh and yes, I did forget something... the torches... ooooopppsss, don't tell my boyfriend!
Turns out mother nature was on my side and decided not to turn out the day lights until about 11:30pm... who knew camping by the highest pass in Cumbria would make such a difference... even in the rain!!
Loved the campsite... and I really recommend it (Skyeside)... oh and the food... you need an extra notch on your belt when you have finished... but OMG it was delicious!
Was up reasonably early too... a mixture of excitement and bird's calling saw to that!
So off to Woolfest we went... didn't take too long to get there and there wasn't too much of a cue to get in either. So much to see and do... just where should a girl start?! I took a look around first and enjoyed each of the displays. Here's Ingrid Wagner (http://www.ingridwagner.com/) helping me to knit a stitch for her helping Breast Cancer challenge... I made sure I interviewed her for DIY City Magazine... so keep your eyes open for that one... plenty of opportunities to get involved too.
Below is an Angora goat and above is a Herdwick sheep...
This next breed is Gotland... so inquisitive and friendly (I had to battle with the boyfriend not to hide one under his coat on the way out... we live in a flat babe, come on let's go... he's whimpering now and pulling that face... you know the one... with the droopy bottom lip!)
I tell you who I did see there... Fibrespace... making felt flower demonstrations... which I have to say were fantastic. I've never tried one myself, so I might just have a go... and her stall was amazing, so much to wonder at and so colourful too. Well done Fibrespace... I hope you raked in those sales... you deserved it. Oh and sorry I didn't get chance to say 'Hi'... you were so busy I didn't want to interrupt.
I also took the chance to speak to people about the 'Working with Felt' community I run... lots of great interest has made me come up with some hopefully fantastic new ideas. So now that I am back to work I will be exploring those and seeing if I can really make the community a one-stop shop for all feltmaking addicts.