Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A recap of KW Knitter's Fair

Madi, Julia and I braved the pouring rain and got up extra early on Saturday morning so we could go to the Knitter's Fair that is put on every September by the Kitchener Waterloo Knitter's Guild - our own local guild - the York Region Knitter's Guild - put the trip together and we had 32 knitters make the trek to Kitchener.

Madi was a bit surprised when a bright yellow school bus pulled up - somehow, she thought we were going on a coach and even my husband thought I would not be too happy to be on a bumpy school bus but the site of knitters, the chatter of knitters, the giggles and laughs of knitters made completely fine for both of us.

Madi having fun, knitting on the bus!  Blurry image due to the bumpy ride!
On the way to the Fair, there were tons and tons of door prizes - Madi won, Julia won and so did I - in fact, I think everyone left with something!  We were at the fair for about 5 hours which was just the perfect amount of time to see everything and purchase everything we wanted.  Our main reason for attending was to do some market research and to see if there are any  new dyers that we should be carrying in the store.  And of course, we found some - some really exciting ones! All will be revealed in due time! 

On the way home from the Fair, there was a show and tell of all the purchases which was really fun!  They even had a prize for the Best Shopper and guess who won?  JULIA - here she is with her prize!

I've been busy knitting with my favorite yarn - Madtosh Merino Light - I love the way my Color Affection is coming along. 

There's so much new yarn here - it's hard for any of us to decide what to knit.  Jenn was in on Saturday and she snagged a new little bundle of Footprints from Blue Ridge Fibers.  Her pattern is Monkey from Cookie A.

Isn't it pretty?

Blue Sky Alpacas is here! RYN with the amazing Kauni Yarn is here!  Not in the shop yet but it is in the receiving area!  Yay!  Keep an eye out here for when it arrives in the store!

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