Yesterday dawned cold and bright. A perfect day. Well, maybe not the cold part, but it is April in Canada, so we take what we can get.
I started saving my pennies for it last year and all of it went into a special jar. I’ve learned it’s best to plan ahead for these shows or they can send you to the poor house quickly! The beautiful one of a kind skeins, patterns, gadgets….and yarn fumes tend to overwhelm the best budget plan ever.
I have just been through a couple of months of 70 hour weeks and successfully (yeah!) launched a website for the company I work for, so the Frolic was all about reward for the effort. (Overtime pay helped too…lol)
So, without further ado, here is my haul.
Some silk cocoons and a new support spindle and bowl by Tom Forrester from Gemini Fibres.
SMC sock yarn for my Dad’s Christmas socks. Or Father’s Day….or his birthday….whichever I manage to hit.
Merino from Gateway Fibreworks to spin for Pirkko.
Merino/Silk from Turtlepurl
A gorgeous kit for a shawl that had me captivated – from The Needle Emporium
The most striking blue/grey mohair/wool from Wellington Fibres
A lovely soft green – also from Wellington Fibres
Himalayan silk from Infiknit
Rayon – also from Infiknit. This totally doesn’t do it colour – it is a bright emerald green. Perfect for February.
After that we went to Olde York Fish & Chips as is our tradition. Yummy as always.
A restorative nap followed soon after.
I had a great day. Time to start saving for next year