Today I attended the Knitters Frolic, presented by the Downtown Knit Collective of Toronto. It was a huge knitting marketplace held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center. There were also knitting workshops, raffles, and a small cafe. I decided to go at the last minute when my work shift got switched to a later shift, and wow- am I ever glad that I went as it was so much fun!
There were so many vendors and shops with unique hand-dyed yarns. I wish I knew how to spin as there was lots of roving and spinning supplies (better not start yet another craft just yet, though tempting!) So many knitters were there to check out all of the beautiful wool and some of the finished projects at the booths were gorgeous!
So here is what I bought! I am going to be busy!
I found this gorgeous wool by Viola - it is 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon in beautiful shades of green called "juniper". I hope to make a shawl out of it!
I bought two things from the Tanis Fiber Arts booth. I got 5 skeins of Green Label Aran Weight wool in "Atlantic" as well as the sweater pattern, "I Heart Aran". I can't wait to start this one!
I also got a kit to make the Four Seasons hat in purple. This is a complex looking pattern and something new for me to try a pattern in this style!
Last but certainly not least, I purchased the Ravinia sweater kit with Lorna's yarn from The Needle Emporium. I finally got the chance to briefly meet Julie, the owner, which was fantastic because I read her blog, A Really Good Yarn all the time!
I will be sure to post pics of all of my finished projects on my blog when I'm done! What a fun afternoon I had spent at Knitters Frolic!
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