April 27 was the annual Toronto Knitter’s Frolic, hosted by the Toronto Knitters Guild. This is a much loved annual tradition, not only for people in the Greater Toronto Area, but from all over. I’ve attended this event since 2015 (and wrote about 2016, 2017, and 2018), and it is always fun, slightly overwhelming, and my bank account leaves a little lighter. Being ‘old hat’ at this event, I know to budget my nickels accordingly so to avoid doing too much damage!
In a nutshell, the Knitter’s Frolic is a large yarn festival, held in Toronto and featuring vendors from around Ontario and beyond.
This year, I was quite pleased with my purchases:
In the middle is a project bag, made by Bling Your String. They seem to be a Frolic mainstay, featuring lovely project and notion bags of lots of different shapes and sizes. The Tardises on the bag really sold it for me. Last year I bought a sock yarn set from this vendor and made a pair of Hermione’s Sock with it.
The blue and white yarn above the bag is Regia, which I’m planning on overdyeing for a pair of the Thirteenth Doctor socks. When the Doctor regenerated into Jodie Whittaker, their style regenerated too. She wears a long trench coat, rainbow suspenders, and underneath her boots are a pair of blue striped socks. Coming to my needles soon…
Continuing with my Doctor Who
obsession theme, to the left of the bag is Fourth Doctor self striping sock yarn with co-ordinated brown heel. There’s 125g of sock yarny goodness in those skeins, and I have lots of time to find the perfect shawl/cowl with which to showcase this yarn! It was done by indy-dyer The Yarn Therapist, and her etsy shop is HERE.
The green yarn caught my eye at the All Dyed Up booth. It is a little different from colours I usually gravitate to; blues and teals are my jam, but this lovely skein came home with me. I’m not sure yet what it is destined to become, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.
Finally, the last skein is from Songbird Yarns and Fibres. It was dyed, like all of her yarns, inspired by different songbirds. I bought the Red Winged Blackbird in, surprise surprise, sock weight. What is especially lovely about this yarn is that the dyer donates $2.00 per skein to Bird Studies Canada to help with conservation initiatives.
This year, I went with my cousin, a new-ish knitter, so I got to spread the frolic joy to a new yarn enthusiast!
Another Frolic in the books. Looking forward to knitting with all my lovely new purchases.