This weekend was the Toronto Knitters Guild annual Knitters Frolic. It was the 18th annual event, and my first time attending. I left with an armful of yarn and a much lighter bank account.
Dozens of vendors attended, including indy dyers and yarn shops, and I was impressed at how geographically diverse it was! There were plenty of vendors from the GTA, but also from the east coast and British Columbia! I spent some time browsing in the morning, and in the afternoon, I met with a friend who I know from my LYS’s knitting circle, and we discovered we were each other’s yarn-enablers!
In actuality, I could have done much, much worse. I bought more Turtlepurl sock yarn, this time in their Serenity colourway. Kinda cunning, dontcha think?
I was also able to pick up a skein of Sweetgeorgia sock yarn for a good price; I had been eyeing this colourway for months now, simply loving the teals and browns.
I also fell in love with cotton yarn from Dye-Version, based out of Mississauga. I debated what colour to buy, and they had so many options to choose from. I settled on this lovely black and red yarn, two skeins of it with which I’m envisioning making a lovely summer scarf. We spent time admiring the creativity of the colour names. Mine is called Vampire Kiss. So fun.
Finally, I was able to buy four skeins of Cascade 220, which is earmarked for making a Sontag. What is that, you ask? A Sontag is a style of wrap that was all the rage in the 1860s, named for the singer who popularized it. I work for a Museum, and on occasion I have to wear a Victorian style costume, and this Sontag will provide extra warmth in the winter months.
The pattern I will use was first written in the 1860s, and another local museum, Pickering Museum Village, updated the pattern and re-wrote it into modern language. Once I start the project, I’ll update my progress as I knit along.
The link for the PMV pattern can be found here.
Side note, life has been very busy and out-of-routine for the last week or so, so yes, my post is a day late! My OCD side is rather irked by this inconsistency!! See you next week blogging friends.