Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kitchener, continued...

Not only did I buy lots of great stuff, I saw some friends, and had a chance for a quick hug or a chat - no pictures, however, because that would mean I was thinking, and the wool fumes were addling my brain...
I got a quick hug from Steph as she was preparing for her speech,, and had time for a chat with Brenda and Deb Gemmell at the Cabin Fever Booth. Plus, with 40 of us from our Guild, we were constantly running in to each other, comparing purchases, and often heading to booths when we saw what others had purchased.
Once place I always have to check is Wellington Fibres - there was a small purchase there of some curly mohair locks that I use to needle felt beards onto gnomes.

(there was also some Wellington Fibre yarn purchased at Cabin Fever - they were selling off some stock so I snatched up a couple of bags.)

And at SweaterKits, I fell in love with this royal blue bamboo velvet (86% bamboo, 12% cotton, 2% polymide). They had it shown in a little slouchy hat, and I thought my niece (she of the gorgeous blonde hair and blue/green eyes) would like it. I bought one extra ball of it, because I want it a little MORE slouchy than shown.

Then, on the other side of their booth, they were showing this incredible beaded silk, done up in a little shoulder shawl or scarf. How could I get one without the other?

I'm not sure which pattern I will use, but it's just so gorgeous, I had to get it.
COme back tomorrow to see the rest of what I bought!


Saren Johnson said...

Very nice! Can't wait to see the cape knitted.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Wow, looks like it was a great fair! Loving your stash enhancement!