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.


5 thoughts on “2010: the year of the knitting festival

  1. I havn’t booked my ticket for Knit Nation yet….. Jaix! I’m waiting for bf to finally decide on where and when to go on holiday since it’s his turn to be the bossy one this summer 😉

    The classes sounds wonderful! I’m especially looking for a Nancy Bush one or one of the british wools one mmmm! Maybe I should try to speed him up a bit?

    Woolfest. I’ve been wanting to go to woolfest for at least a couple of years now. But anything british, wooly and knitting-y has my heart 😀

    Hope to see you at Knit Nations!


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