For the past few weeks, I feel like I was struggling for inspiration, not only for knitting and finding new, exciting, and engaging patterns, but also on the blog. The lull seems to be over as I’m knitting up a storm and will have a few new posts coming in the next few weeks! But enough about that, let me show you my newest purchases.
Aren’t they pretty? This past Saturday was the annual Knitter’s Frolic, an event put on by the Toronto Knitter’s Guild and which I’ve been attending since 2015. This fibre festival brings vendors from all over the province of Ontario and it’s a wonderful chance to see yarns and shops that aren’t your LYSs; often the yarn vendors are Indy dyers and small business owners. Every year I’ve tried to buy something that is just a little different.
So what’s above?
The black and white speckled yarn is from Northern Bay Fibres in their Speckled Slate colour way. The lovely blue speckles are Dragon Strings, Sleipnir base, Ocean’s Alive colour way, and finally, the co-ordinating mini set is from Bling Your String, 70g total in their Beach Glass colour.
This year, I went with my friend Victoria, who happens to blog over at Keep Calm, Knit On, and it was her first time Frolicking. We each went with budgets and an idea of the yarn we wanted to buy, we had a very similar approach to what is a very overwhelming shopping experience (do a lap, see everything, then go back and buy), and we were good about not enabling each other TOO much!
Right now, I have no idea what my new yarn will grow up to be (although the Bling Your String will very likely become socks as that really is their raison d’etre). Obviously I’m in some speckle phase as all yarns have a certain speckle and pop to them. For now, I’m happy admiring the new skeins.