Tuesday, 11 May 2010

2010 Knitter's Frolic- Toronto

The 2010 Knitter's frolic took place at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto this past weekend, and it was fantastic. 

You all know how much I love a good photo mosaic, so here is the at-a-glance fun that was the Frolic:

I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked- I was so busy fondling the yarn and deciding what to buy I had to do another walk through to snap some photos! The full set is here.

 I tried to be a bit restrained this weekend- funds are a bit tight, but that didn't stop me from making a few purchases:
I'm utterly in love with the new St. Denis spring/summer 2010 issue. There are so many patterns in there that I'm desperate to knit! I also picked up a copy of Royale, a new pattern that I'm so in love with.

 Let's get a yarn close up, shall we? Top: Mirasol Sulka, one of my favourites:
I love Sulka for it's lovely, subtle heathering. The yarn is practically prismatic!
And on the left, a lovely skein by Indigodragonfly, in 'kitchen sink', and two skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts Green label in 'Stormy'. I have to confess I already own a skein of laceweight in the same 'stormy' colourway- I can't get enough of the grey blue and grey green tones. All the yarn is slated for gifts- cowls, shrugs, and the like. If only I could decide on which patterns to use!

19 comments:

Phoe said...

Looks like a great fibery time. I love that Kitchen Sink colorway.

Rebecca said...

Looking forward to see what you make with these yarns, they look gorgeous.

Oh and thanks for the wonderful comment you left for me yesterday. It helps loads and I will definately be following your advice x

knittyornice said...

thanks so much for posting pics! i couldn't make it out as i had the inlaws over. next year i guess... your lovelies aka your new yarn purchases are beautiful! what are you making next?

mkonieczki said...

My heart raced a little when I saw your photo mosaic! The big knit/fiber show where I'm at doesn't come until August... AGH! Anticipation!

indigodragonfly said...

Thanks! Hope you enjoy the yarn.

Kim

Monique said...

Wow! Look at all those yummy yarn photos! Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Looks like a good time. Love the new yarn and I can't wait to pick up the new St. Denis magazine for myself.

yoel said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great time!! So jealous...

Kristen said...

Oh...look at all that yarn! Looks like a lot of fun.

Hilary said...

Oh, how fun! And your new yarn...yum. I'd be obsessed with that Stormy colorway, too!

Rainy Daisy said...

oooooohhh....jealous. Toronto has such a fantastic knitting culture. I need to go there sometime.

CanarySanctuary said...

Ooo, sulka! Looks like you got some graet stuff - personally, I can't believe I left Tanis' booth empty handed (in truth, my purchasing limit was snapped at Linda's Craftique....)

Sandy said...

I'm jealous--looks like fun!

kessainstitches said...

Wow. Looks like you had a nice time! Wish I could be there too.

Roxie said...

Oh envy, envy! What glorious, heady fun!

I write, too, and like you, I find the promoting part hellishly painful. I'd rather write a whole new book than send out another query letter.

Allison said...

I'm drooling over here! What great selections :)

Maryse said...

Lovely yarn that you bought!

Jane Richmond said...

This event looks like so much fun, I wish I could spend my life traveling from one fibre event to the next, sigh. I love all Mirasol, your finds are gorgeous!

...I also wanted to mention that I have been on a bread kick ever since you linked to bread in 5 minutes a day in one of your posts.

yarnlot said...

Thank you so much for showing these gorgeous yarns! Tanis and Turtlepurl are not well known in Europe yet...