And who would blame me once you have stepped into Alice's lovely new little shop stocked full of all those lovely Socktopus goodies from her website.
Emilie and I had a fantastic afternoon last Sunday, when we went to the opening party, yes I know we are late in posting.
I had popped around on the Friday afternoon to see if there was anything I could do to help but what a transformation by Sunday the whole place was looking fantastic. It was also great to meet up again with so many fellow Socktopods and not to mention finally meet Marianne after all this time (known as Perfecpic on Ravelry). She had been doing one of Diane's spinning courses in the morning in the conference room. There were so many familiar faces and it is hard to belive that it was only a year and a few weeks since Alice originally launched the website. It feels like Socktopus has been around for ever.
Of course there was a big rush for the Malabrigio - in particular the yarn young Indieknits had been dying especially for the shop opening. There was one particular skein we all had our eye on.
And here is Laura with some of the other lovely yarn she has dyed....
.....that is pretty much all that was left by the end of the afternoon and I swear that slot behind had been almost full!
Oh and did I mention that there was cake?
And this is why the trays and stand have gaps in, Ling decided to whisk some cupcakes away in cups!
If you haven't been already please, please go and visit the Bittersweet website, the cakes are just fantastic. I am plotting a pumpkin one. Of course I did my usual bit of baking aswell as I do for all events knitty but I gave the brownies a miss this time and opted for a chocolate beetroot cake, one for the repetoire.
Oh and what did I buy .........well actually I was quite restrained (I think it had something to do with Carl turning up), just a pair of needles, some circulars for socks and some lucious YarnYard fibre that Yoshimi had been using as a scarf earlier. Different colours to the ones she was caught wearing on camera.
And Emilie of course made a new friend. Duece the knitting pug dog!
And did a little bit of knitting.....
Yep more fibre wrapped around necks.
Oh and caught Easy Knitter John stashing away some Hazelknits yarns - but John aren't those colours vaguely familiar? Oh and don't forget those lovely silk hankies too.
There were many more photos taken but too many to post. Can't wait to get myself round to either Tuesday spinning, Thursday knit night or Sunday afternoon knit and cakes. Whoooooo hooooooo!