Back From Yarn Heaven

Well, here's my haul from the KW Knitters Guild's Knitters Fair. I honestly don't believe I went overboard.

There is definitely a Noro theme happening. My first purchase was the Noro Silver Thaw that I picked up for its sheer beauty. It reminded me of a colourful quilt. It's the first hank on the left. Then I stumbled on Em dangling a skein of Noro Cash Iroha over a sale basket and asking me innocently if it was indeed the same yarn used for the Hourglass Sweater in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Indeed it was! I yanked it out of her hand and hissed if there was more in the basket. I looked to my left and then to my right, and no one was paying attention to us. I glanced down at the tag, and it was $5!!!! She pulled out five more skeins in all different colours, and I grabbed them all and headed to the cash register. Poor Em thought I had gone insane. She kept asking me if I was serious, and I thought she was insane. I paid over $15 for one skein a month ago downtown. Suddenly I felt rich with yarn.

But that wasn't where the Noro ended. I crossed the aisle, and a lady was wearing a gorgeous capelet knit with Noro Kureyon. And I figured what the hell - no tax and a pattern for free, so I bought a capelet kit with 3 balls of Noro Kureyon.

I had promised myself a hank of handpainted, handspun merino wool sock yarn, so I naturally bought two.

And I couldn't let you be a lone spinner, so I picked up a cheap, handmade drop spindle and two bags of merino wool roving in lavendar and cream, and dang-nabbit, I am going to learn how to spin!

Oh yeah, and the Yarn Harlot walked right by me, followed by her entourage. She was in serious shopping mode, so I did not disturb her. But I made Em pose for a pretend picture while I took a picture of the Harlot's back. Em continued to think me insane, but I insisted she do it for you. Stephanie is the one wearing the navy tee with the red bag and the white bag. Sorry for the crap picture. Please note that Em is nowhere in this picture.

Looking at this picture makes me giggle. There really wasn't that much standing room anywhere in the conference centre. It was packed to the gills with knitters the entire time. It was awesome. Must go plan next year's trip. Anyone else want to come with?



knitty_kat said...

You saw the Harlott? What time, where abouts? I feel like I've been stalking her for the last year and this is the first time I haven't seen her! LOL

You totally scored too. This is the 3rd time I've been and it was love at first visit for me too. I've got it on my calendar for next year already too!

knitty_kat said...

Ya, I was long gone by then. I went with someone that had to be back in London by 2. I could have stayed the entire day and have in the past.

I'm envious of your spindle. I would love to try it. Alas my yarn splurges put it way out of my budget.

Laura said...

Nice Haul :) I missed the Harlot too, my daughter had her book signed when she spokea t the KW knitteres guild meeting. Way cool. I haven't tried the black lamb yet. If I wind it, I will knit it lol, and I currently have a wip that needs attention. Although for the price I thought it was really nice stuff.

Anonymous said...

If I'm still trying to knit by then I'd love to come! Just pulled out the baby blanket I was working on...almost 4 skeins worth of work and now I'm starting over-too many mistakes...ugh