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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Waterloo County Knitters Fair

Today was THE day! Keary and I made the trip to Kitchener and attended the Knitters Fair! Man, it was busy and HOT! This year we arrived at 11 AM and I think that next year I will plan on getting there at opening time at 9:30. I am trying to think of what I was most impressed with and cannot think of an individual thing. It was the whole concept of being in a room of knitters and spinners. In a room of people who could speak the same language as me.

My purchases were few. I guess because I was hoping for bargains and they were few and far between (possibly there were more at 9:30). I did buy a book. A Second Treasury if Magical Knitting by Cat B. I am in love with almost every project in this book! My Secret sister should be expecting something from this book at sometime this year! The Interweave Knits was bought at Indigo while on the way to the fair as a warm up. There are lots of nice patterns in this issue of the mag.


I was impressed by the seagrass baskets and did buy myself one. I love the smell of the seagrass and they are such sturdy baskets. Mine isn't shaped yet but all that has to be done is soak the basket for one minute in water, shape and then let dry.


In the basket I have grey and red yarn for the Knitty Sock Monkey hat and yarn that was spun using recycled yarn. I got one ball for a bag. In front of the basket is a kit containing a pattern I have wanted to get. The Fibre Trends Hedgehog. I have a weakness for these hard shelled wee animals!


Above the is the basket alone and unshaped. I'll shape it tomorrow and show you the end result. I also bought 2 pairs of wooden needles. I forgot to take a picture of them so I'll show them tomorrow too.


Last, but not least, I present the expressive hands of Keary holding a scarf of felted rovings.

Now I am tuckered out. Goodnight.

8 comments:

Monica said...

oh nice....

I'm hoping to go up to Birmingham next Friday for the Knit and Stitch show. Never been before, but since this summer I missed the quilt show...

Were there also an exhibition of knitted things?

Monika said...

Wow, we were in the same room at the same time and didn't know it! I had the hedgehog kit in my hands, but didn't get a chance to aske if they had the pattern only without the yarn. Was pushed away. ;o) I have some fancy yarn which would be real nice for this project. Oh well. I've looked at the baskets also. It was not so crowded there. I LOVE baskets in all shapes and sizes, but I would not have a single spot to put it in. As you said, the next time I'll be there earlier! ;o)

twig said...

Oh the hedgehog is really cute. It looks like you got a really nice assortment of things.

Kelly said...

We got there at 10am and it was already packed and no deals in sight, just hordes of pushy knitters! Still, a nice drive out there and interesting to visit.

Charity said...

Martina, I am so envious! It looks like a wonderful time, and I can't wait to see the basket and wooden needles :0)

Melissa said...

Love the basket. Sounds like you had a blast. Good for you!

koko puff said...

Hi Martina, the CSNF - Creative Sewing & Needlework Festival (www.csnf.com) will be held from Oct 19-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building...If you haven't been before, wear comfy shoes and plan on spending lots of time and money! Lots of vendors. Friday nights are great for shopping since there usually aren't too many people(and they usually have a special price for entry after 5 pm - but it's only open unti 8 pm so it isn't usually enought time for shopping). Weekends are nasty! There are some deals, like at Lens Mills, and most vendors have "show specials", but mostly it is just lots of great shopping.

Cheers!

Cathy said...

The basket is awesome! I love it.