On Friday night we went to Pom Pom Quarterly‘s Christmas party. For those who do not know, Pom Pom is an uber stylish quartlery magazine stuffed with knitting & crochet patterns, as well as recipes and and other arty/crafty goings on. The party was a great event with everything us knitty people need to have a great night: food & drink, yarn, music and fabulously friendly creative and crafty people.
The P/Hop stall
Now there is always lots of lovely yarn at knitty events, as well as wonderful people, but this event offered us so much more – a party too!!
To feed our foodie desires, there was FREE cheese & biscuits, with gorgeous onion chutney and even bags of freshly popped popcorn. The bar was well stocked with wonderfuly smelling mulled wine, beer, cranberry juice and a very festive gin and tonic.
There was live music too, from local musicians; Bard, Good Girl & The Bad Times and Whiskey Moon Face. The played a lovely mix of quite mellow of music, which was loud enough to boogie to in the party area but not too loud that we couldn’t hear ourselves think in the pop up market area (where our little stall was).
The party place
(with Lydia and Meghan on stage doing the prize draw)
This gave the whole event much more of a relaxed party vibe than a ‘dash around and grab that skein before someone else does’ vibe that you can get at some festivals. Having said that, there was lots of delicious yarn to be grabbing at, with stalls from Kettle Yarn Co, Lioness Arts, Skein Queen, Art Equals Happy, and last, but by no means least, The Uncommon Thread. Oh and us, of course, with our fabulous patterns offered for donations to MSF. You could also see a selection of the patterns from Pom Pom all knitted up so you could feel them and try them. They looked so wonderful in the flesh (fleece?)!
The market place
We raised a rather incredible £82.91 in donations – we were only there for 4 hours! yipeee! Thank you to everyone who donated – I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but MSF really couldn’t do it without you. I hope you love your patterns!
I (aka Katestwirl) manned the stall for most of the night, with the wonderful Judith (aka Jude00) taking over for around an hour, so I could sample the other delights of the evening – Thank you so much, Judith! I would also like to thank Dani (aka Lionessknits) from Lioness Arts who offered her services, even though she had never met me before, and helped me to set up our stall – pinning sock samples to the table cloth and around our MSF flag.
Finally I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Meghan (aka meghanaf) and Lydia (aka LydiaShmidia) for inviting P/Hop to their party and for giving us a great space right next to the bar (ahem… I think they may know me a little too well)!