Sunday, June 7, 2009

TTC Knit-Along

Just before 10am Gavin dropped me off to begin the TTC Knit-Along. Each participant contributed $10 with the proceeds to Sistering, and each was given an identifying pin and bright red tote bag. Glenna and Joyce, our team leaders, welcomed the 15 members of our group and outlined the schedule. Lots of time to travel, chat, knit and shop. With treats, prizes and discounts through the day culminating in a meet up of all 4 teams in downtown Toronto.

With Team East A, I began my day at The Naked Sheep. Where the yarn selection includes Malabrigo, Mirasol, Tanis Fiber Arts, Fleece Artist and Rowan. We looked around and shopped while tempted by an amazing spread of cookies, coffee cake, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. We popped balloons with knitting needles or crochet hooks to find prizes. For me? A Naked Sheep starter kit including a pen, button, measuring tape, beaded stitch marker and Naked Knitter loyalty program card.

Next, onto the Queen Streetcar to The Purple Purl. Where the yarns includes Noro, Malabrigo, Indigo Moon, Debbie Bliss, Mission Falls and Louet. Each knitter was welcomed with a tote bag, calendar, sachet of Soak, coupon and a skein of Baby Alpaca! Then Lettuce Knit to ooh and aah over the Koigu, Lorna's Laces, Dream in Color, Socks that Rock, Blue Sky Alpaca, to name a few. After lunch in Kensington Market, we went on to Americo to luxuriate amongst the skeins of handspun silk, alpaca and llama. Last stop? Romni Wool: two levels of floor to ceiling yarn of every description. Complete fiber overload! A couple of beers and then home on the GO Train. What a great day! Thanks to the organizers and the LYS owners for all their efforts. And a special thanks to whoever arranged the perfect weather!


Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

it sounds like tremendous fun!

Anonymous said...

Nice report! I like your photo montage, too, you have all of us deep in thought and doing important knitting ;)

Magical Jane said...

Hey that sounds like fun. Here was me thinking you just rode around on the trains knitting - which would probably also be fun. I can't help noticing that you are becoming a whole lot more colourful in your wool selections. Bravo!