As always, the DKC Knitter’s Frolic is the highlight of my knitting calendar. This year is no different. I love heading over to the Japaneses cultural centre and walking the booths for gems for hours.
Every year, I go with a number of things to look out for. This time around, I wanted to check out the new yarn from Indigo moon, the new silk from Tanis Fiber arts, and the Van der Rock Yarns. Oh, yes, and of course, I was on the hunt for three patterns. First, Princess Shawl (which I didn’t get to the booth quickly enough to buy, yes, I missed it by one copy which was purchased just as I got there, I watched some lucky lady walk away with the last copy. Bummer for me, great for her! ), and the two new patterns from Glenna C, Neptune High and Royale.
Highest on my list was to head over to Gemini Fibres because this year, after so many many years of checking out their booth, I was going to buy a spindle and wanted to try them out. To be honest, I think this year, I wanted spinning supplies more than yarn stash. I didn’t buy things at every booth I liked, sadly, my budget just wouldn’t allow for it.
The stash from photo in clockwise order from top left: “Brains belong inside your head” in pencil roving, merino silk blend by indigodragonfly, Neptune High, Royale patterns from Tanis booth, Kromski Niddy Noddy from Gemini Fibres, Ashford Merino silk roving in Saffron, Japanese knitting book from Needle Arts Bookshop, Tom Forrester Spindle (33g in hardwood & wild cherry) from Gemini Fibres, new merino silk lace from Indigo moon, and lastly, a merino silk lace by indigodragaonfly in “angst for the memories”.
Yes, there is a theme, I have developed a love for merino silk blends. I believe it developed from knitting with Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace Solid for my Berry Blue-tiful Summer Stole (by Joan Schrouder) which I started in 2008 but finished this year. I hope to block it and post about it soon.
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