I was much more restraint than last year at the KW Fair. I don't think I've even touched any of the yarn I bought there last year but that didn't deter me from getting anything this year.
Having worked at the Purple Purl booth for the majority of the day, I finally set off with Miko and Lise in tow at 4pm to make the rounds. We had a half hour to shop. Earlier in the week, I had scoped out the list of vendors from the KW Knitters Guild site so I had a list of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to see. I had a total of 7 shops. I found 6 of the 7 but only purchased from three. As I had bought nothing at the Frolic back in April, I really wanted to get a few mementos from this group of vendors. To be honest, I prefer the KW to the Frolic.
First off we headed straight to see SheepStrings. From the website, I learned that the owner was showcasing a new line of hand dyed yarns. The owner no longer has a store front, which had been near Huntsville, Ontario, but is still dying yarn and wow what beautiful stuff it is. I did have a quick peak at her stuff early Saturday morning, just before the doors to the fair rooms were opened to the public, but hadn't brought my wallet with me so I didn't get anything at the time.
At the end of the day there were still beautiful skeins to be had. I got two skeins of Rainbow Sock Yarn. They don't have dye lots or colour names so no two colours will ever be duplicated exactly the same, which I love. Of course these babies won't be made into socks. With 470 yards they will most likely become shawls or scarves. I know, I've been trying to stay away from variegated yarns but these were so pretty. One has more prominent shades of blues and purples while the other has greens and browns.
While talking briefly with Karen, of Sheepstrings, I learned that she had been at this years DKC Knitter's Frolic, which I had been oblivious too. I will definitely be looking out for her on 8th May, as that is new date of next years Frolic. (I just got an email from the DKC)
My second purchase was at AB Originals. I got four buttons which I'm not sure what I'll use for yet. I love them to bits but can't for the life of me recall what tree they come from. It's some type of cone, but I'll have to get back to you on that one.
My third and finale purchase was from ZigZag Stitches. It's a boxy bag project bag, which I later learned is a free sewing pattern that I can get of the net, but I don't care as I didn't have to sew it myself. I had seen this project bag on Carole's etsy site and was hoping she'd still have some left at the end of the day. Luckily for me she had not one but two still on the rack when I got there, and when I saw that the inside was lined with pokadots fabric, I knew it was coming home with me.
So was there anything that I missed that I really really wanted? Not really, but I do have my eye for one of Tanis' Fiddlehead Mittens Kit in Blues, and a ball of Zauberball-which I hope to score at the Creative Festival next month.