2010: the year of the knitting festival
I’m not sure what prompted it exactly, or maybe the UK hand-knitting community has just reached a certain strength, or perhaps we’ve glanced across the pond and been a bit envious of all the events in the US (ahem, Sock Summit). Whatever the reasons, the UK seems to have a phenomenally full calendar of knitting events lined up for 2010.
It may only be early January, but here’s a rundown so you can start planning your knitting calendar for the year ahead.
24-25 April Wonderwool Wales, Builth Wells, Wales
25-26 June Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria
29-31 July Knit Nation, Imperial College, London
9-14 August UK Knit Camp and Ravelry Day, Stirling, Scotland
10-11 Sept I Knit Weekender, London (no further details available yet)
7-10 October Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London (plus dates in Dublin and Harrogate)
Phew! And these are just the ones that I know about.
I’ve already snaffled my tickets to Knit Nation and the UK Knit Camp – I’m using this as a great opportunity to do some travel around Scotland (and I’m booked on to a workshop with the awesome Norah Gaughan Yay!). I think some serious prioritising will be needed this year – I’d love to hear about what events you’re planning on going to.