|more + more Alice Starmore|
The good news is that I was able to stick to my shopping list at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair. The bad news is that it wasn't my willpower or self control that won the day, it was the absence of temptation. There were very few deals to be had and not much that interested me - just lots and lots of linen stitch or ruffled scarf kits.
I did buy a button - the square wooden one pictured on the left hand book. There were a couple of vendors showing buttons but most were too big and too thick to work for a cardigan. Besides $6 per button is too rich for my blood.
I also bought two books by Alice Starmore at a slight discount. The Celtic Collection contains the pattern for the Kells Sweater which is one of my someday patterns, and Aran Knitting has St Brigid for which I've already knit a swatch. I'll put these two books to good use I'm sure.
And then I bought a skein of sock yarn, Malabrigo Sock in the colourway Aguas. After spending more almost half an hour to find a parking spot I figured I deserved at least one skein of yarn. Overall the day was a bit disappointing; it won't be on my calendar of things to do next year.