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Monday, May 2, 2011

Knitters Paradise

I am very lucky to live in a city that hosts a major knitting event once a year.  The market place is huge and there are lots of great classes that you can take.  I didn't take any classes, but I did get up very early on Saturday to pick up my friend and head over to the Frolic.  When we got there this is what we saw.

We got in line and within about ten minutes, this is what was behind us.
Turns out that the people who were suppose to show up at 7 A.M. to allow the vendors into the building didn't show up until 8 so there was some last minute scrambling happening.  Fortunately, it was a beautiful morning and being knitters we all queued up nicely and waited until we were let in.  The good part was the delay gave us all a chance to find each other before heading in.

The best part was our friend Kim (aka IndigoDragonFly) was the first stall  by the main doors.  Needless to say we spent a lot of time just hanging out and chatting and any time we got separated from each other, we would eventually make our way back to Kim and she babysat us until we were all back together
This is Kim or as I call her my yarn dealer.  These are the goodies she brought me. The three blue ones are Tardis and the left includes yarn from both her Buffy and Firefly collections.  "Bored Now," (an Willow reference,) is one of my favourite yarns from her ever.  ("When I Bit Him" still wins.)

This was not the end of my falling off of the wagon.  Okay, I did not merely fall.  I did a full on face plant into the soft, cushy, bags of roving along the way and came out with this

And this

Clearly this means that I have to start spinning a lot more again.  I did sneak in a hour on the weekend, so I'm off to a good start.
And  really, when your free fall from grace is already this bad, why not add a few more things to the mix. Some Tosh and some Kiogu may have thrown themselves into my bag before I could stop them.

Eventually, when my wallet was empty, (I did do one really smart thing and left the debit and visa at home,) and my head was floating from all the pretty things I had seen, my friend and I went back to the car, made a wrong turn, drove in a big circle, and eventually returned to our respective home with out new found goodies. I know what I'm doing with everything expect the Tosh. (It was so pretty and red and named Tart.  How I was suppose to resist it's woolly siren call?!) So keep your eyes peeled for updates.  But now, it's off to make a cup and tea and spend more time at my current wheel.

Hope everyone else had a lovely fibre filled weekend too.  Cheers


  1. Looks like lots of fun! Great purchases too :-)


  2. Oooh, lots of pretty new yarn :)

  3. It's one day at a time, Sista, one day at a time.

  4. Looks like it was going to be an exciting time. If you have anymore photos of the event indoors please post. Love to see them.

  5. Looks like had a fab time! And the yarn you bought looks yummy, especially the blue one.

  6. I love the comment about leaving your debit and visa cards at home! BTW, beautiful yarn.