Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the Kitchener haul I paid for...

Yesterday I told you about what I traded for, todayis all about what I bought.

Tanis Fibre Arts Laceweight in the Midnight colourway. Stunning stuff - 2 skeins, each 1000 yds, enough for the Featherweight Cardigan.
Noro Sekku - a Cotton, Wool and Silk Blend - 5 balls each a little more than 400m. Again for a Featherweight style cardigan. Using Noro with it;s wild colours will either be a fabulous sweater or an epic fail. I'm hoping for the fabulous success...
Kid Silk from Clever Cat. Each skein is softness personified, and about 430 metres each. They are 60% kid mohair and 40% silk. The pink is for my Mom, and the black and silver is for someone else - not sure who, but it will speak to me soon. Headwater Wool in Daina (chunky weight). I'm planning a variation of the Freyja cardigan. I don't want it qhite so long, so I may make this top down, and use the floral yoke pattern. The sweater will be in the dark green, and the flowers will be in the orange and gold - orange around the outside, gold in the middles.

A fabulous mug from Soaring Studios. She's in Newmarket! That's really too close for my credit card's comfort, but her prices are so reasonable - I can see a collection starting - especially one of her yarn bowls... This mug is really too big for coffee (even at the quantity I drink), but I couldn't resist. I may keep needles in it, or I may use it as a water mug near my computer.

A Habu kit with paper linen and stainless steel yarn that I won as a draw prize. The draw prizes were pick of the table,and by the time my name was called, the table was pretty picked over, so I ended up withthis. There isn't enough of the stainless yarn for me to make soemthing else, so I'm not sure if this will ever come to fruition.

There was also a Gnome needle felting pattern (I seem to be addicted to gnomes), and some great buttons, also from Soaring Studio. (She also makes stich markers and other knit friendly items...)
And I wondered how much I could knit on the trip there and back on the bus - turns out I can get an entire neckwarmer for my son done. I made this up on the fly, and he seems to like it, although it's a little bit tight. But the flare at the bottom is good (It sits on the shoulders perfectly), so I'll crank out another few with a few more stitches added. All in all, another great trip. I enjoy the Kitchener fair for everything it offers - great vendors and great people. It's also nice to spend time with Susan - we don't see each other often, having mostly an email based friendship. It was also nice to get sompliments on my Tappan Zee cardigan - in a room full of knitters, you know they will pick out the hand knits!

Can't wait until next year - with any luck I'll have a couple of these projects knit up by then...

8 comments:

Needles said...

That yarn is going to makea fantastic Freyja. It looks like the sort of thing you can really sink your fingers into.

Anonymous said...

Is there enough stainless steel yarn to make that lace mobius cowl in
Interweave Knits? I bought 2 cones from Lion Brand and I'm amazed at how much yardage there is.
I was glad you won a door prize. Each year I've been there I've known one of the winners. Cool eh?
I had a great time too.
Marlyce in Windsor.

Brenda said...

I love your colour choice for the Freya. And the featherweight Cardigan has been patiently waiting in my queue too.

KnitTech said...

Love the midnight yarn.

Lucky Canuck said...

Oooh, that's nice lace weight.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love your stash enhancement. I'm a HUGE Tanis yarn fan!

TracyKM said...

I'm drooling over the blue Tanis laceweight! I just finished a shawl in chestnut, and my skein actually was larger than the label! It is really nice yarn. That cardigan is very similar to the Whisper 'shrug' and would be quite quick and easy to do on a knitting machine :)

Carol said...

um, thanks for the link to Soaring Studios! I need a yarn bowl....really, I do! My credit card may not thank you, but hey, can't have everything, right?