After some sitting around yesterday morning, my dad gave me a ride over to the Frolic around 12:30 or so – later than I would’ve liked, but still plenty of time to walk around (and around and around). It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but once I got started, I found it much easier to spend :p

Wanna see?

frolic: merino DK

Merino DK in a positively luminous chocolate brown, from The Black Lamb.

frolic: batts

Also from The Black Lamb, some mixed batts. I love her batts!

frolic: sumputuous chunky

From In the Loop, Fyberspates BFL/silk blend. Dude, this yarn is the softest. yarn. ever.

frolic: lorna's laces

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Douglas Fir for the Butterscotch Cardigan from the current Interweave Crochet (yep, crochet!), from Red Bird Knits.

frolic: japanese pattern books

And finally, some awesome Japanese pattern books from the Fiddlesticks/Needle Arts Bookshop booth. Seriously, they are awesome. I want the book with Am Kamin in it, but SOMEone picked it up first! ;)

Obviously I picked up a LOT of yarn (a sweater’s worth of each), but I still wanted more! This olive green Koigu Mori is still on my mind, as is some Indigo Moon sock yarn. Ah, well. There’ll always be more yarn.

After the Frolic was over, the lettuce knit crew packed up the car in record time and headed back down to the store for Amy and Jillian’s book launch. The cupcakes were fab, the sushi was yummy, and the company was awesome. Unfortunately I came down with an acute case of camnesia for the entire day, but I’m sure there’ll be photos floating around out there. And I did indeed get a ride home with the fabulous Rachel H.

All in all, a fantastic day. Now that I’ve had my break, it’s back to work for me!

8 Responses to “to the victor…”

  1. Samantha

    So! Pretty! I’ve never been to a fiber fest before, I don’t know if there are any near here. I should look into that.

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  2. Andrea

    Not sure how I resisted the BFL/silk. They had a purple that called to me. I figure though if they still have it on Thursday, it’s meant to be and it’s coming home.

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  3. Julia

    Oooh! I wish I had known you bought those Japanese pattern books – I would have liked a flip-through. Totally a great fibre-filled day!

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  4. Rachel

    Very nice yarn choices, and the Japanese patterns as well. I’ve not yet knit anything from their pattern books, but I just love their organic looking designs. So glad you were able to go!

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  5. julia

    I am proud you want to make the Butterscotch cardigan. For a successful project I recommend looking at the errata in Ravelry and contacting me if ever anything needs clarification. :)

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  6. Allison

    Thank you for posting pics of your new acquisitions. I am on a yarn diet and your photos were just what I needed to curb my appetite.

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  7. Jennifer MacDonald

    I love yarn so much that I have tons and tons of it. We have a company here in the maritimes called Briggs and Little. The yarn factory isn’t too far from my house so my mother and I used to go out there and stock up. Your blog is wonderful and brightens up my day….really makes me wish I lived in TO so I could go to these yarn things too!

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  8. Hayley - Little Miss

    My parents live in Port Hope, where The Black Lamb shop is. I love seeing that the little shop in my parents town was at the frolic. I didn’t go to the frolic but I was at the Creativ Festival and there a spinner talked about the Black Lamb. I am going to have to definitely stop in the next time I am down visiting my parents!

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