At this time of year that I would normally be writing about my trip to the Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate, but this year I have decided to take a break and not go. I will miss meeting up with friends, but there will be other opportunities for this. With shows, I feel I have to justify the ticket price by equating it to P&P charges or by taking a workshop. However, there is also the cost of getting there and the travelling time to take into consideration. This year, I’ve decided to stay at home and spend the day sewing instead. There is nothing I really need to buy and until I looked back on my previous purchases from Harrogate, I didn't realise just how many I’ve still to use.
From 2012, the Clanger and Soup Dragon went to their intended recipient and some of the 505 spray has been used, along with a couple of FQs and the hexie paper pieces. The majority of the FQs, the purse frames, knitting needles, fabric scraps and sewing patterns remain unused.
From 2013, the little scissors and ¼” foot are in frequent use, but the fabrics, purse frames and pattern are still untouched.
Last year’s purchases have fared slightly better. The Flatter spray is in regular use (but is still half full), the shot/peppered cotton and Liberty FQ have been used in quilts and most of the threads have been started (but not finished). The vintage Liberty, purse frames and magnetic clasps have yet to be used.
Happen as well I’ve decided to give Harrogate a miss this year as the evidence suggests I would have come back with yet more purse frames! Now all need to do is to resist the Black Friday sales.