Monday 25 March 2013

Plug and Play Pembrokeshire

So the day finally came for the Plug and Play marketplace in Pembrokeshire, and our first experience selling yarn face to face, and what a lovely day it was!

Mark got dressed in all his best "knitted Viking" finery:

Young Mark is sporting a Wollmeise tunic, the Urban Aran cardigan
and Gower Wool fingerless gloves

I couldn't decide which shawls and sweaters to wear for both the freezing outdoors and potentially warmer indoors so just threw a whole selection in the car. I think I changed neckwear 3 times along the way.

After a swift drive and a fruitless search for an open tea room on the way, we arrived early at the Beggars Reach Hotel and were warmly welcomed by Amy and Brenda who made sure that we were swiftly fed and watered. We were also introduced to our fellow vendor - the fantastic Caerthan from Triskelion Yarns (whose sweater I intend to shamelessly copy as soon as I can get my hands on some more Lopi )


Once the attendees where secured at the lunch table next door, we set up in the lovely bright room provided and were told not to tease the ladies as we carried our wares past the windows. After a valiant effort from Amy to keep the frenzied and clearly yarn-starved crowd at bay, the attendees were finally allowed in and an incredible blur of yarn and colours and oohs and aahs followed. It was such a joy to be selling to the converted, so different from the crafts markets I normally attend where you might get a confused look at most. I will be keenly following the progress of all my little yarns to fully grown projects from now on, I can't wait to see what these talented ladies will make of them! (and if you are one of these talented people, feel free to send me pictures and I will post them up)
The Gower Wool display - all the undyed
and the fibre are all gone!

All the new Lovely Linen colours

Amy Singer from Knitty with one of
her ill-gotten gains....I mean purchases:
a bright Periwinkle Linen Scarf.

We finished this perfect day by stopping off on the Gower to drop in unannounced on family and friends, ending the evening with an impromptu Sunday dinner for 5 complete with 4 kinds of roast veg, cooked, to my astonishment, in Marks mothers motorhome!





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