Thursday, 28 December 2017

John Arbon at the Bath Christmas Market

Bath Abbey Christmas tree

I hope you have all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting new year! 

As usual, we had no snow, but we enjoyed a quiet few days. Luckily, I have some more time off and I intend to spend most of it catching up on sleep. I am afraid I haven't knitted a single stitch so far, but I have every intention to make progress with my jumper.

A lot has happened since my last post, but illness kept me from updating you as usual. I intend to catch up gradually, so you remain in the loop with all things knitting, such as a woolly discovery I made at the Bath Christmas Market this year.

Sadly, I was only able to go once and I didn't get to see all of it. Unlike last year, the chalets were spread out further across the city. That was a welcome change because it allowed for more space and the market wasn't as packed as usual. I remember a year when you couldn't look at anything because you were stuck in a sea of people just sweeping you along.

This year there was lots of time to explore. There were more chalets than ever before, which made a nice change from the usual vendors. To my surprise, in a small street next to the Roman Baths I discovered someone many knitters will be familiar with: John Arbon Textiles! I am sad to say I didn't buy any of the socks they were displaying and I now wish I had! It was painfully cold on the day and I tried to keep moving. A pair of their socks would have come in handy, come to think of it. I hope the sellers stayed warm!

John Arbon Textiles

Have you ever been to the Bath Christmas Market? What markets in the UK would you recommend?

As it is nearly 2018, I wish you all a healthy, woolly, successful New Year. See you soon!

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