Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Well, I didn't buy any yarn...

True to my word, I didn't buy any yarn at the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Guild Fair...but I did snap up a few irresistible goodies!

Look at these buttons!  Such an industrial feel
- the finish is much darker than in this photograph!

AND, they are about 2" across!
I have NO project in mind...but I am thinking...

There is no name on the receipt and I forgot to get a card.....drats!
A draw-string project bag! I loved the fabric! There is a pocket inside (not a very big pocket) that you can fold the whole thing up in on itself...not sure why I'd do that....I want to USE THIS! :)
Look at the detail....a piece of felt to attach the little loop thingie.....there is no corresponding button anywhere...
so I am not sure what this is for...any ideas?


This bag and a lot of other styles are created by
Alison Ruth Designs


Then I saw this booth!


Look at those yarn bowls!
At one point I had 3 of them in a row....trying to decide...
this was the one I chose...

  What a fabulous finish!

Hubby looked at me with his eyebrows raised.... "Don't you already have a yarn bowl, or two?" pointedly looking down to the shelf where my yarn bowls live "They are green and brown too!"

"Not Green and Brown like this one....and this one is larger than those two..."


"Oh yes?"
It is so gorgeous....it almost floats!
Not really, but it does look good on my Noguchi wannabe table!


Yarn Bowls courtesy of Patina Studios

See, I didn't buy any yarn! but that doesn't mean I didn't fondle any....I'll save that for next time!


Don't forget that Sally Melville offers you this Discount for her "Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know" class.  Click on through....tell them Sally sent you :)

Wow, Thank you Sally for this great offer!


Don't forget to enter my draw to win 4 (or even 5) skeins of Rowan Fine Art Aran.  I will keep adding names to the draw until I finish my Emley sweater!  Front and Back both done - sleeves are next!


Are you joining the new Kaffe Fassett Mystery Blanket knit-a-long? Rowan will be releasing the first pattern on October 1! I'm doing the "Red" 
colour way and have ordered the yarn! There are already 750 knitters signed up on the Ravelry thread - WOW!

Thank you for all of your kind messages about Daisy. Daisy does seem to be better....but we have 9 more days of pills and drops to go....so it's one day at a time!  She still wants to play ball...so that is always a good sign.  Thank you for thinking about her!

Happy Knitting!

Anne



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Monday, 15 September 2014

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair

I was NOT going to go to the Fair this year...but a "are you going?" "we are on our way" e-mail, combined with a dull and overcast day prompted me to hop in the car and head West on the 401!

Spontaneous means you just never know what will happen...you haven't done any research...you didn't plan...you just go.

My only thought was...NO MORE YARN! Honestly, my allocated yarn storage area is full and I really need to clear out.  It is ALL lovely yarn, but I have to be realistic...more about this later

After parking, texting my friends to say "I have arrived...where are you?", we met up and immediately went for a coffee.  They had already toured one of the two large show halls and were ready for refreshments. I had to contain myself for a bit :).  (Last year all vendors were in one hall and there was a bit of trouble with the size of the hall, the number of enthusiastic knitters, and a Fire Marshall that just didn't understand that knitters want to get to their favourite vendors NOW!)

So it seemed appropriate that as I arrived, someone might be leaving...keeping the knitter:space ratio in balance...and look who it was!






Sally Melville! Founder of the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters Guild...who now resides in our Capital City, Ottawa! Sally is wearing her "Turn-Around Tunic".  Follow the link to Ravelry and check out her other designs while you are there!

There was time for a brief chat only...but coincidentally, just that same morning, this had appeared on my Facebook news feed...




What a fabulous opportunity to take a class with Sally...in the comfort of your own home, while on vacation, well anywhere you have access to the internet! Once you register for a Craftsy class, it is yours forever! You can take it over and over....as many times as you want or need..it stays in our Craftsy account.

Sally would like to invite you to sign up for her class and offers you this Discount for her "Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know" class.

Wow, Thank you Sally!

Next time...More about what I found at the Kitchener-Waterloo Fair!

Don't forget to enter to win 4 (or even 5) skeins of Rowan Fine Art Aran.

Are you joining the new Kaffe Fassett Mystery Blanket knit-a-long? Rowan will be releasing the first pattern on October 1!

Gosh, so much going on!

Happy Knitting,

Anne

PS:  Poor Daisy has a serious ear infection. I feel like such a bad doggy Mom to not have noticed this, but she didn't seem poorly until Friday am when she shook her head  couple of times. I immediately got the ear cleaning solution out but was dismayed t what I found..poor Daisy. Luckily there was an appointment available at our Vet that morning..and she is now on steroids and antibiotics for 14 days, with daily ear drops too!  Dr. A. did a full wellness blood test on her and was amazed at the fabulous levels she has. He commented on her muscle tone and general Westitude for an almost 11 year old! Way to go Daisy!

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