If you needed a break from the colour overload indoors, there were the two cute faces of Cookies and Cream, two baby alpacas in the garden outside. Very sweet! And speaking of sweet, did I mention cake was available too?!
My main reason for attending was to teach the sock workshop. It was a small group but all keen to learn, and friendly too, and we had a good chat while we worked through what were probably the smallest socks in the world! The time ran away with us somewhat, but everyone left having worked through all the skills needed to produce a top-down sock, and a pretty comprehensive worksheet to allow them to make more at home at their own pace.
The workshop itself took place in a smaller room, with a rather in-keeping Deep End sign on the wall! Not surprising when you discover the floor covers one of the former public baths, and a window in the floor reveals the steps down to the original tiled pool floor still six feet below.
From left to right, Happy Owl Sock in Garnets and Sparkle Owl in Anna, both from Owl About Yarn, a Yarn Angels yarn called Pirates of the Sea, merino nylon sock in Blue Blood from Hand Dyed by Kate, and a self-striping sock yarn from Mothy and the Squid in Midnight Rainbow Brite. The shawl pin is from Textile Garden.