Monday, May 10, 2010

the Frolic

This weekend was the Knitter's Frolic in Toronto. I attended last year but wasn't sure I'd get a chance this year. Not with brothers visiting from Fredericton and Ottawa. That is, until Mark kindly agreed to indulge me for an hour to take in the Frolic. Picture several large rooms filled with booth after booth, basket after basket, cubby after cubby of gorgeous yarn. Every weight, every colour and every fiber. It really is too much to take in.

Last year I was completely overwhelmed and left after not much more than an hour. My head was full, I had a slight headache, and I wasn't sure that I'd made the most sensible purchasing decisions. This year, I decided to focus my attention on finding the perfect red yarn for a shawl. Ideally a bright multi-tonal "Coke Red". I came home with two reds - a couple of skeins of Lucy Neatby Scarlet red in a fingering weight Merino and a few skeins of Dye-Version Candy Apple Red in a sport weight of Bamboo.

Now, about patterns ... I'm considering Haruni for the Bamboo yarn, but suggestions are certainly welcome.


Frieda said...

Beautiful yarn ! I'm trying not to be too envious , lucky Torontonians having such a great event annually . Can't say I blame you for being overwhelmed after looking at the list of vendors .

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Ooh I like those two middle skeins the best!

One pair of Hands said...

What a treat. I can imagine it must have been intoxicating. Choice must have been really difficult. I like your reds.