Monday, September 12, 2011

the knitter's fair

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.


Keri said...

Ouch. That's very disappointing when that happens. Well, there's always the frolic in April to look forward too. I've never been to K-W, but I've always heard really mixed things about it.

Delusional Knitter said...

That's too bad it was a diasapointment. You did get some good finds though. And definitely deserve a skein of Malabrigo :o)

Anonymous said...

Yum...malabrigo. I love that stuff. Sorry the show was a bust. I think the down economy has hit everyone hard, but $6.00 a button --- well, maybe they are creating some of their own problem.

I think some stuff is just getting to rich for my blood. My LYS had a skein of sock yarn for $45.00! I'm just not going to spend that for my FEET!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Too bad about the knitters fair. Love the skein of Malabrigo

Caffeine Girl said...

I have mixed feelings when a fair disappoints. I'm relieved to save money but I miss the thrill of finding beautiful things.

I've got Aguas on the needles now, turning into a ruffled scarf. It is a great color!

Sandy said...

Sounds busy and fun. Squares are the perfect grab 5 minutes here and there project.