Other booths with yarn that were beautiful (in my own eyes, because I know that taste can differ a lot…) is the one from Opal (every year they have a special décor!) and LanaGrossa.
Opal has a big area and as they are well known from their socks wool, you see of course a lot of socks.
This year they had dressed the table, ready for a socks-dinner, with colorful yarn in different designs.
Also some garments, to show that this yarn is not only nice for sock-knitting, but also in any possible other cloth.
Some socks, very modern, less wearable perhaps, but a fun design might also please the customer.
And what about me? I’ll take some champagne please …
They are also going “green” with a natural woolen touch.
As well as seen in several other booths.
Many natural wool were presented and knitted in cable designs, and even in a simple jersey stitch, it looks good. It’s also timeless, you can wear it now, next year, within twenty years, it will still be beautiful and “in”.
Time for some pic’s taken for the presentation. Up we had a nice bear looking at us and on the ground we found some trolls in felt, nice little creatures, aren’t they?
What do you think of this doggy show?
This walk brought me in another lane of the fair to Mondial from Italy. My opinion is that this year I passed rather quickly.
They have nice wool; people are going to love it, a lot of thick special yarn, but not for the knitter like me.
It’s sensational to see with one skein and your hand to make a big chain-stitch and it’s becoming a shawl in no time, but I don’t find that ‘knitting a scarf’. Then they have also the special thread that makes a grid and when you knit or crochet it, you obtain waves in it. Nice, as I said, a lot of customers will buy it, but again, not for me. And the wool that makes me feel like Bibendum … no I’ll pass.
Look at their website for more information if you’re interested (click here and see the video down the page)
There was not only knitting, also a lot of interesting crochet motifs. Grannies are definitely IN!
A new brand I didn’t know is Jarbo … special presentation. the antlers of a deer on top of the head of the model in her knitted wedding dress … MMMMM … special, very special, but their wool was gorgeous and look at the shawl … very beautiful.
And then … LanaGrossa.
A beautiful show on stage, a perfect finish of their models with sense of details, a lot of classical colors, but such deep blues, greys, even the black has got shades.
I loved the big poster where the model is sitting on a big ball of yarn, holding KnitPro knitting pins (distributed here also by Prym).
Tomorrow no ‘h&h-fair’ posting … it’s the 13th!