Event: Did we Knit Frolic, you bet!

Shopping

The DKC Knit Frolic,

More Shopping

http://www.downtownknitcollective.ca/dkc_frolic.html This is a must see the event for knitters in Toronto

Canada. As spring arrives, knitters gather their pennies in preparation for this event, knitting classes, and vendors from all over, file into the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto. If you ever wondered what Aladdin’s cave and Shangri la look like come and see… Gwen and I went together this year. We both decided to forgo the classes and concentrate on the important stuff, shopping.

Raffles and Door Prizes

Will wind ball for donation

The Volunteers where everywhere taking tickets, working on the raffles and door prizes, even winding balls of yarn for those impatient knitters wanting to get started knitting with their purchases… I cannot thank them enough for the wonderful day that they made it!

We wandered around in a daze, a fibreholics dream. You have to touch everything, look at all the patterns, admire and purchase treasures to put in the bag that looked big at home, but seems small here.

We found friends from the Knittin Club, their first visit to this sacred event, they disappeared into the crowd and were not seen again.

Rock Island Shawl

We finally went to the refreshment area to join the other hungry knitters, we all ate and spoke the language that knitters know. “Did you see ___?”  “Oh they have that book at ___”  and “What did you buy?”  “We ate and commiserated and planned or next stop.

Not even the Spinners were left out, there was spinning wheels, spindles, and fibre. I was good, no fibre, I already have “sable” (see previous post).

Louet Spinning Wheels

 
 
That doesn’t mean I was without sin… I went looking for blocking wires, and came home with, Wires, beady safety eyes, 2 balls of Fiddlesticks Knitting Jaggerspun Zephyr 50% merino/50% Tussah Silk ( mauve and pink), Yarn ball sleeves, needle springs, point stoppers for dpns, needle keeper, Dp wip Tubes, Trim tool, tear drop knot maker, and a button knot maker.

Treasures

 
Forrester Spindles

Needless to say I had a great time!  With endless thanks to Gwen, my dear friend an equally addicted knitter and her charming family.  Steven and Grace drove us and picked us up. We had a delightful visit there and back.  You should see what Gwen got! Watch for her post http://thecathatesmyknitting.typepad.com/

 
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