Frolicking Aftermath

So despite that I had a much better idea of what to expect at the Knitter’s Frolic from last year I was still completely overwhelmed as was my friend Mel (but it was her first time). Due to being so overwhelmed by the yarn and sheer number of knitters I took almost no pictures. I did however remember to think to get a picture of Miko (from the Purple Purl) in THE Tiger Dress.

I did hit up the booths of Viola, Tanis and Indigodragonfly but only came home with yarn from one of those three, Indigodragonfly. I love the names of her yarns and the are the reason why I bought these ones.

“Curse you sudden but inevitable betrayal (Wash)” is a merino/cashmere/silk blend:And the second yarn I snapped up is a merino sock that screamed Sean’s name as the colourway is called “Just one Stanley Cup in my lifetime; is that too much to ask?” and is in his team’s colours. 

I also drooled over and then decided to bring home some Habu yarn which I have been wanting to try for ages. This is their silk/stainless steel blend and is quite a unique yarn due to the stainless steel content. I bought three cones to keep my options open as I need to find a project that will suit this yarn and I will enjoy knitting. This colour is one of my most favourite shades of red.

I also picked up a bottle of Soak, some beautiful buttons from AB Originals and a Knitter’s Frolic tote!

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Knitter’s Frolic is coming up!

This weekend is the Knitter’s Frolic and Sean has agreed to drive me there bright and early (we also have a vet appointment in the early afternoon). My friend Mel is going to catch a ride with us, which reminds me I should send her the details.

This year I am very excited (now that I know what to expect) and have already started a little shopping list. I would like to get some wooden buttons for two different sweaters. One I completed this weekend and all that is missing is the buttons; the other is in progress. I also wanted to check out the booths for Viola, Indigodragonfly and Tanis along with seeing if any Japanese stitchionaries are available.

I shall share the aftermath on Saturday or Sunday. It depends entirely on when the yarn fumes wear off.

February, March and April Packages

It would appear that I have not been keeping up with the yarn packages I have received in the mail and it is not as it I don’t get at least one a month thanks to the Bare Naked Knitspot (BNK) club I am in.

February:

The first package of BNK was two lovely skeins of merino as well as a special sized project bag by Three Bags Full (she makes my favourite project bags; I have several of them). This was turned into a lovely baby blanket but since it is not a superwash yarn I don’t want to give it to a new mother since it cannot be thrown in the washing machine so I am using it as a lovely little lap blanket. I sadly have no photos of it to show you at the moment.

March:

The second BNK package had two skeins of Great Northern Yarn’s Yak. It is a beautiful colour and Anne gave us many options to make including a slouchy toque, fingerless gloves, a scarf and a neckwarmer. I have made the neckwarmer and gifted it to Sean for our third anniversary. It should keep his neck and jaw very warm in the winter! I intend to eventually make the slouchy toque for myself (although I will need to pick up a small circular to accomplish this). The yarn seems okay as you knit it up but transforms amazingly into a light soft yarn with a beautiful halo once washed and blocked.

April:

This month’s package is some lovely Alpaca, merino and nylon in fingering that was custom spun for this club! It is deliciously soft and yes it going to become a pair of socks! For me of course.

The other package I received is four more skeins of Great Northern Yarn’s Yak as I really loved the fabric it made for the neckwarmer and it was $5 off a skein. How can I say no to that! I received a little note in that package from Craig (the owner) saying that they will be coming out with silk/merino yarn soon!