Monday, September 10, 2012


Kitchener, as the Kitchener Waterloo Knitter's Guild Knitters Fair is known, was on Saturday. As always, our Guild booked a bus, and we made the trek as a large group (around 40 of us). I met my friend Susan there, but not before enjoying a lovely trip filled with draw prizes, knitting and a 50/50 draw. I've cemented my place as the most hated knitter on the trip, by again winning the most coveted prize. Last year it was the set of Knit Picks interchangeable needles, this year it was the 50/50 draw - a cool $106 won to spend at the fair! I know how lucky I am, trust me!
I also won a great draw prize - a skein of Jawoll Magic sock yarn in the most beautiful autumn colours, donated by The True North Yarn Co. in Barrie.

Once we checked in, Susan and I beelined for Soaring Studios, and pottery studio from Newmarket. I had been coveting one of her yarn bowls since last year (when I went back to buy last year, she was sold out), and I wanted to ensure getting one. And I did!

It's absolutely beautiful, and already in use.
Then we did the quick wander around both rooms, before settling down to the specifics of what we wanted and where to get it.
Tanis Fibre Arts was an early stop - and I spent much of my draw winnings here:

2 skeins of Purple Label Cashmere Sock Yarn (by request of my husband who loves the first pair of these I made him).
A skein of Olive and one in Shadow:
(the Olive on the bottom is much greener than it appears here...)
And then, because it's so beautiful, and I'm sure I'll find a use for it, a skein of Silver Label Mulberry Silk in Sunset:

(Probably going to end up as something for my Mom).
There's still so much more to show - come back and see it soon!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

GORGEOUS Yarn Bowl! The fair looks like it was a lot of fun. I looooove Tanis' yarn. She's local to me, she's awesome. I'm using her Aran Weight for the sweater I'm almost done knitting. Great yarn!

Love your stash enhancement!

Saren Johnson said...

Nice haul!

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! You sure came home with a lot of great stuff! All of your new yarns are gorgeous! That's a cute yarn bowl too. Sounds like a fun day!

Brendaknits said...

Dang! You are lucky. Nice to start the day with extra cash.