|Image: Edinburgh Yarn Festival|
For the past two years I have been very jealous of anyone who went to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Especially last year was tough as I looked at everyone's fun photos on social media and blogs.
Since I live at the other end of the country entirely, getting to Edinburgh is always a bit of a trek and requires lots of planning and time. So this year we decided that we would go up there in time for the festival and make it our annual holiday. A full week in our favourite city! Wool! Scotland! I'm very excited. The hotel and train tickets are booked, so all we do is wait till March.
Unlike my previous yarn festival visits, I have decided not to bother setting myself a budget. I intend to BUY ALL THE THINGS! The list of vendors is just too awesome and international to restrict myself. I don't want to leave, regretting I didn't buy this or that. Some of the yarns from abroad would be hard to get my hands on any other way. It's all coming with me!
To make this happen, I will be taking a small empty suitcase with me. I may also have to post some things back and I will most certainly need another big storage box for all of my new purchases. My existing three are already full to bursting, believe it or not.
So there goes my resolve to knit from my stash before buying new yarn, but then again I had no idea I would be going to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. That's a valid excuse, right?
Are you going, too? We might bump into each other. Please don't be shy and say hi if you recognise me.