Monday, September 13, 2010

going to stretch it out...

Kitchener (or the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitting Guild Knitter's Fair) was, as always, fabulous. I met my Guild compatriots Saturday morning, and we boarded our charter bus. One more stop for a few more knitters, and we were off. With less construction and little traffic, we made good time, arriving by 10am. We met up with blogless Susan, and she and I did a little trading - she was destashing yarn, and I was destashing scrapbooking stuff, so we traded a bunch.
Susan gifted me with all that sock yarn up top - there's Trekking, Panda, and Fleece Artist. She also gave me bags of stuff to see if I could get rid of for her with the Guild, but Susan, I ended up keeping the Pink Shine Sport, Brown Shine Sport (not shown),assorted other sock yarns, and 2 balls of fluffy Noro, so I owe you some more scrapbooking stuff! The pink and brown Shine sports, a cotton/modal blend, will become sweaters. And because I'm not that fond on handknitting a sweater's worth of cotton, I think I will be dusting off the trusty LK-150 knitting machine and my Sweater Wizard software, and making up some cardigans.
The fluffy Noro (it's not Kuryeon, maybe Taiyo??) is lusciously soft, and with the two balls and muted grey and brown tones (with a splash of turquoise), will make a terrific men's scarf, using the ubiquitous 2 row rib pattern. Not for my husband, mind you - that splash o turquoise would turn him off...
Susan - much of the other sock yarn will go to my Mom, who has taken up sock knitting again, never gets around to buying herself good yarns. She will love you for this!
One thing - I looked and looked for Marlyce, and Brenda, and everyone else I wanted to meet up with - missed all of you! I did see Wannietta, but that's because she was on our bus - she looks fantastic, and has a tough road of Chemo ahead of her - go give her some love - she's a survivor, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
Next post - what I bought at Kitchener...

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Great haul and you are not even in the doors yet.:) I can't believe I was at the fair from 10 until 4:30 and missed so many people either. That tells you how busy it was.
B

Lucky Canuck said...

It was our own little nirvana on Saturday!

Lucky Canuck said...

It was our own little nirvana on Saturday!

Acorn to Oak said...

Sounds like a fun day! Looks like a very worthwhile swap too. You got some gorgeous yarns!!

Jen said...

I so missed going on the trip this year. I think it was the first time I have ever missed it. Did I win any scrapbooking goodies in the draws? I had Monika buy tickets for me. If not, I'd be happy to trade yarn for scrapbooking stuff anytime.

KnitTech said...

I'm so green!! Nice stuff.

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Wannietta said...

Nice haul indeed! I'm glad I went - it was an awesome day to spend with friends & yarn!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great stash enhancement!