The first fibre festival of 2023 kicked off in Hamilton, ON this weekend, and my cousin and I were there, masked up, and ready to explore!
Honest moment, I was more than a little overwhelmed at the event, but this, I recognize, is very much a ‘me’ problem. I’ve spent the last three years actively doing EVERYTHING possible to avoid COVID, including avoiding spaces with a lot of people. This has been three years of habits, ones that aren’t going to break with a morning at a fibre event.
Despite my moments of panic, it was a lovely day. The drive took over an hour to get there, and we spent more time than I wish we did trying to find parking. Thank goodness for my cousin navigating us to a municipal lot!
The venue for the event was in the top floor of an former cotton factory, so even the venue lent itself well to the day’s event! There were dozens of vendors on hand, and, really, everyone was happy to be out and around yarn.
This might have been my most modest purchases from a fibre event – I bought one skein of yarn (yes, only one!), stitch markers, a shawl pin, and what might be one of my favourite project pags
This was a great day out with my cousin, and I’m looking at it as practice for Knit City Montreal in May when I have a mini weekend getaway planned with my knitting BFF!