This weekend I had probably the world’s quickest visit to a yarn show.
I set off on Friday for my first ever trip to Unravel. I had plans of spending the afternoon pootling around, looking at all the woolly gorgeousness, chatting to designers and yarnies, taking lots of photos, and just having a lovely time. Well, I did most of those things, but just at a super-quick pace.
For those not familiar with Unravel, it’s in Farnham, Surrey. It’s on the opposite side of London to where I live, so with a few train changes, it should be no more than two hours door to door. However on Friday there was a horrendous accident on the train line out of London, so it ended up taking me a whole four hours to get there. I could just about get to Scotland in that time! After being stranded on various train platforms, I was this close to going home, but hey, I’d already bought my ticket and I knew I wouldn’t get another chance this weekend.
Unravel starts on the Friday afternoon, so with the unexpected travel delays, it was rather late by the time I arrived, and so I eked out every last minute until closing time.
I then did a speedy lap around the venue. There are a number of different rooms, of which I’m pretty sure I missed one.
(Helpful tip #1: be sure to pick up a venue map and make sure you get to see it all).
Everyone I did meet was really lovely, and I managed a quick chat with several vendors I’d been dying to meet.
(Helpful tip #2: yarn shows are always quietest in the last hour. It’s the best time to speak to vendors once the crowds have dispersed).
I’m afraid I have very little else to report on, but I’ll leave you with this image of these two chaps hanging out on the stairwell. They made me smile.