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...