Saturday was the KW Knitters’ Fair and it rocked. I haven’t bought yarn in awhile (the thing was no yarn/fibre till KW, then no yarn till Rhinebeck) so it was really….satisfying? Hm.

Anyway, I went with KnittyAmy, Diane, and Tamarah, absolutely wonderful yarn-fest companions. Amy’s talk went great, I think. Not too much traffic (more coming back), pho (although no veggie pho for me! had to settle for the same ol’ tofu and veg) and yarn = one good time, and four sleepy gals.

The haul…

From left:
Claudia Handpainted from Pickupsticks, a new online yarn shop specializing in handdyed, handspun and otherwise unique yarns, and run by my pal Connie.
Worsted Polwarth and fingering weight Polwarth/Silk from Rovings (sooo yummy)
Briggs and Little – the blue is Regal, the burgundy is Heritage. How do you say no to $3/skein?!

Yes, there are multiples of each of these. Well, not the Polwarth/Silk, actually – there’s enough yardage in there for a good sized shawl.

I also got a wee bit o’ fibre:

Three balls of superwash merino and a couple of batts (loooove ’em) from Laurie at The Black Lamb in Port Hope. I really got to get out there sometime. I also got a bag of pin-drafted grey alpaca, which is soo very soft.

Car knitting was the plain black alpaca pullover – I’m just about to the sleeve/body division now.

All in all, one very satisfying day. And drinks with the wonderful Sophie at the Rosewater afterward, although I don’t have any photos of that (where’s the photos, Soph?). I actually felt a wee bit of the overwhelm-sion at the show, though – I can’t even image how Rhinebeck will be. At least we’ll have a bit longer to check things out! I can’t wait!

27 Responses to “yaaaarn”

  1. Margaret

    I was there, too!
    I was so overwhelmed, I only bought 2 skeins of handdyed Merino Wool and 2 knitting magazines.
    My husband couldn’t believe I spent so little, but I think he was relieved. :)

  2. Linda

    Congrats on the Knitty piece. I can’t believe you didn’t even give a hint that you had submitted something. At any rate, I love it!

  3. Sophie

    Nice loot, Laura!
    Thanks again for coming to my birthday shindig – it was lovely to have you there. In keeping with the insanity, I misplaced my camera, so don’t have my own photos. I’m wating for Jen and others to post – as soon as I see something out there, I’ll let yiz’ know!

  4. Erica B.

    I ‘heart’ your cardi on Knitty! It’s my favorite! You WILL see this one on my blog and a lot of others! It’s fabulous!

  5. diane murphy

    Congratulations, Laura! What a great accomplishment to be published in Knitty! I definitely had a great day on Saturday. You are a great navigator! See you Wednesday.

  6. jenny

    Laura: Just thought I’d delurk to let you know how gorgeous I think Serrano is. Love your blog, you always turn out beautiful pieces. I hope I can get Serrano to turn out half as beautiful as yours!

  7. Jess

    Lovely job with Serrano! Love the hook & eye closure. And I was just salivating over some Aurora 4 that would be *perfect* for this!

  8. Shayla

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Serrano! Congratulations on being in Knitty. When I saw the picture I was like, wait…is that cosmicpluto? I can’t wait until I can knit it!

    Anyways, doesn’t it feel great to buy yarn? I wish I could afford to.

  9. femiknitter

    I’m a longtime reader now delurking to say congrats on the Serrano patten on Knitty! I love it, and hope to make one of my own by the Spring. Congrats once again!

  10. dennymcmillan

    I did my first day at lettuce yesterday.
    And we capped off the day with a sitdown with the knitty.We’re all over this issue,baby. Cause we rock.

  11. Emily

    I just wanted to come out of lurkdom to say that your serrano pattern is fabulous. I intend to dye some yarn for it and start in a week or two. Love it! You are so talented.

  12. Lise

    Love, love, love Serrano. That’s definitely my next cardi…. well, along with Lucy…probably. Oh dear, so many projects, so little time!

  13. Amy

    Yay! I love your Serrano pattern in Knitty. What a hot chili! Can’t wait to see all the interest it sparks in blogland. It’s gonna be hot!


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