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.