Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Big Knit, November 13 – with new & exclusive products

Hi Guys,

It’s coming up to the weekend, and it’s time to pack up the knit-wagon and head on off to Exeter for ‘The Big Knit’ show, being held in Exeter’s ‘Corn Exchange’.

This is the first time Easyknits.co.uk will have attended the show, and I’m really excited (and as always a little nervous) about it.

I’m frantically trying to pack what yarn I think I should take along, knowing that I cannot the my ‘full range’ as I usually would to any show a) because the set up time for vendors is only 2hrs & b) because I have just 2 table tops worth of space, plenty, but not big enough for my normal racks. Also this will be the first show this year where I’ll be alone, Mr Easyknits can’t come along as he’s working the weekend for his real job, but I’m sure it will all be GREAT.

Also there will be a couple of brand new and exclusive items coming along with me to the show. We’ve not taken any fibre for spinning to a show in over a year now, but we’ll be bringing some delicious and BRAND NEW fibres for spinners to the show, introducing:

TWINKLE FLUFF


A beautiful new spinning fibre, made up of extra fine merino/silk and stellina, a luxury fibre for spinners that just glistens and sparkles like all the yarns in our twinkle family, only now you can spin it yourself . Photo’s do not show just how glittery it really is!!

and

DEEPLY WICKED – HEAVENLY


The ever stunning Deeply Wicked family has grown once again, adding the delectable and super squishy ‘heavenly’ to its fold. The 100% superwash merino  DK weight ‘roving style’ yarn, is a thick/thin, deliciously soft and cuddly base, with a generous 220m, dyed in the same vibrant and exquisite style as all Deeply Wicked. No two skeins will ever be the same.

If you’re coming along, and there is something you’d LOVE us to bring along from the shop, let me know, as space is limited and I’ll only be bringing a selection of our best sellers and  new products along.

Details of the show are below, I hope to see you there!

The big KNIT show

13th November 2011 – 10am-4pm

Venue Address: Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW

http://www.knitexpo.co.uk
info@knitexpo.co.uk
01392 – 411700

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Fibre Flurry Madness

Hi guys,

I know it’s taken me a few days to get around to writing this post, but really only just recovered and sorted myself out since getting home from Birmingham on Sunday evening!

Fibre flurry took place at the beautiful st. Nicholas place, as it did last year too! What a beautiful old and new building to have a show in 🙂

FRIDAY Arriving on Friday afternoon for set up its always great to arrive and be greeted by your best wooly friends in the business. Having the same spot as last year (with a bit extra) was great as we knew pretty much what would go where and how it would fit. So with the help of my glamorous assistant we began the slow process of unpacking and building up the stand. And with extra help (thanks Jeanette) we soon were unpacked and ready to rock ‘n’ roll!

We headed off to find out hotel, where we were staying with the delightful NDS crew, Mr wool, Fyberspates and a few other knitty pals. Even though we were all knackered from set up, we don’t see each other that often so we all make the effort to be sociable and have a few drinks and dinner if we can manage, which we did.

Afraid I had to cry off the fun and frolics early as I wasn’t 100% happy with my colour arrangement on the stand and wanted an extra early start to head back over to the venue and get ‘fluffing’, but I heard it didn’t continue on too much longer that night 😉

SATURDAY The day began with a stop off at McDonald’s for a coffee and a muffin to keep us going through the busy morning we were hoping for, then straight to the venue to get sorting. An hour passed and I was finally happy with the general rainbow effect I’d managed to create across the ranges – subtle but pleasing for me and my obsession with colour (really am obsessed with lots and LOTS of colour).

The doors opened at 10am and the customers came flooding in, it was GREAT! We had a lot of ‘oohing and ahhing’ and ‘squeeing’ as people came into the hall we were in… it was a great day, busy and fun, and lovely to see friends and regular customers popping by to say hi, show off their projects and hand over gifts of food parcels and nibbles ( Thanks Liz & Karen).

Overall we had a wonderful day and were super happy with the feedback, but as always it’s a tiring long day… so we broke the stand down and shot back to the hotel for a quick shower and change, then off out with our show buddies for dinner and a merry reflection on the day 🙂

We had a great show and thanks to all who came by and said hi. Will leave you with a few snaps of the stand.

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