I'm freshly home from the Brisbane Stitches and Craft show. It was quite amusing as it was easy to spot the crafty people on the way there on the train. Mostly older women wearing eccentric handmade garb, or carrying handmade bags. I was astonished at the number of women trailing those bag-on-wheel things. I hope they managed to fill them up!
Funnier than that were the number of husbands sitting outside with a coffee and a newspaper, waiting for their wives to emerge. I do kinda feel sorry for crafting husbands, they seem to have limitless patience.
The show itself was good, not a whole lot for knitters, which suited me (and my budget). I did, however, find a pair of Addi circular needles in the size I was after. I also decided to have a little splurge on this.
Arucania Ranco Multi. Boy is it pretty. I could have spent a fortune at one stand, but managed to control myself.
The show itself was mainly geared towards quilters, scrapbookers and beaders. There were lots of very pretty sparkly things to look at. I ended up losing my mother and her friend (after they spent about half an hour in the first stall and I got tired of waiting for them) and wandered round by myself. It was a lovely morning. If you're a quilter, you'll need all day!