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Monday, October 15, 2012

Post Knit City Hangover

Not a real hangover, I'm just work-tired. It makes me bad at math and let me think that I had misplaced $275 from the cash box. No worries, Jacob is less logic-impaired than I am, and fount it hidden in the cracks of my terrible spreadsheet. Which isn't a euphemism for anything. Ew.

Knit City was a blast - it was a well organized show with great vendors, teachers, and attendees! To all of you whom I was lucky enough to meet for the first time, or to reconnect with, thanks so so much for coming by the booth, saying "Hi," fondling yarn, and even taking some home with you! As much as I love my dyeing work, you guys are the reason I keep at it when things get stressful or monotonous. You rock. Knit night and yarn shows are pretty much the only times I willingly come out of my shell (extreme introvert + stupidly shy = hermit), and it's all because of the awesomeness of crafters.

Wanna see pictures? Warning, they aren't great - the lighting wasn't playing nicely with my camera.

Booth, right

Booth, Left

Pretty fibre

Pretty yarn

Pattern and yarn samples (missing: the new Angelus sample I finished at 1:30 Friday night) and fancy sock yarn!

Moments before the market opened...

5 minutes after this pic, this giant room was in happy shopping chaos!


And, of course, my haul! I shopped more than I meant to, but all of it was from new-to-my-stash vendors which makes me happy. Clockwise, from top: Layered batts, from Caliope's Fibre, Bordeaux top from Muse Fibre Works, Superwash Sock Twist (Self Striping!!) in "Malevolent Mixture" from Doctor'd Yarn, Spark in "Siren Song" and Boneshaker in "Cthulhu" from Little Red Bicycle, and Jane Richmond's brand new book, Island.

Thanks, Knit City crew. I'll see you again next year!

12 comments:

  1. Hurrah for knit city!!! I had so much fun! And your new angelus pattern was so popular!

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    1. So many people saw you wearing it and came to tell me all about it :) Thanks for being awesome!

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  2. I thought you were a doll and I wouldn't have guessed shy at all! Knitting brings out the best in us I guess!

    Love,
    Girl who demonstrated why mitts don't need thumbs!

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    1. I LOVE your thumbless mitts! It's like all the fun of pulling your sleeves over our hands, but wooly and awesome and way faster to knit than a whole sweater ;)

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  3. Your booth set-up looks great! Wished Ontario was closer to Vancouver.

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    1. Thanks! And really, we should totally move Ontario closer to BC! Who needs the prairies anyway? Agriculture... Pah.

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  4. Em!! Holy smokes! We must be sisters from another mister! I got that exact same blue yarn from Red Bicycle, and was thinking of getting that exact green one too! But decided not to due to limited funds.

    I can't wait to knit up the skein of The Bay blanket sock yarn! Woot Woot! ;)

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    1. You do have impeccable taste in yarn!

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  5. Funny to see photos of the hall before it was packed with shoppers high on yarn fumes! What's that amazing shawl hanging in your booth? I don't see it in your projects (and now I feel like a stalker)

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    1. The calm before the storm for sure!

      The shawl is called Tumbling Deco (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tumbling-deco) and it's in my mum's projects! I totally project stalk people too - it's the best way to find cool things to queue!

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