Saturday was the Downtown Knit Collective’s Annual Knitter’s Frolic…my third in a row. This year, I went to hang out with friends in line at about 8:15 and pretty much stayed to the end.
I met up with Shireen over at The Blue Brick, her partner Tito and our friend/spinning instructor Leslie and we patiently waited until the doors opened at 9 AM. I bee-lined for the indigodragonfly booth, because I had a bag of single skeins I was looking to co-ordinate, for later use as a two-colour shawl, and I wanted to nab Kim before her booth was swamped by other shoppers.
One of the skeins I was looking to match was a special, limited edition one from Fibre Fling a few summers ago, called “How Many Minions Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb?” Kim placed a skein on either side; the blue, she said would be a good choice if I wanted a more muted effect and the purple would be better if I wanted something that would pop. I took one look…and I was a goner. Colour Affection, anyone?
I picked up a few more skeins from her, including one in Octobaa, a new DK weight yarn which is crying out to be yummy socks and proceeded merrily on.
I did manage to avoid buying fibre….even though TurtlePurl’s display nearly weakened my resolve some.
I met up with varying friends through the day, which was why I ended up being there pretty much until they closed the place down. Over the span of the day, I grabbed a couple of skeins of TurtlePurl yarn (she makes some nice self-striping stuff!), and some Cascades 200 Superwash for heavy socks for Chase, along with a bamboo sock-sized circular so that I can take sock knitting on the plane to New York next weekend.
Not including a destash and some KnitPicks items delivered to me from some lovely ladies up North, this was what my day looked like:
I regret nothing.