I am back from the The Waterloo Knitting Fair. My overall impression was well, just okay. It wasn't as grand as I had hoped. To be honest, I really didn't know what to expect. But all in all, the whole weekend was fan-freaking-tastic, if I do say so myself.
It started out with my girls getting their soccer trophy:
Then, Chris drove me to the fair, and while I wondered up and down the aisles he went on a 27km bike ride through the Kitchener bike trails. He was happy about his afternoon, that is for sure.
At the fair, I saw the Yarn Harlot, but didn't approach her as she was busy talking to other people and didn't want to interrupt her. Maybe I should have, but I was so tired, I couldn't think of a thing to say. Saw Laura, but she was busy working the Lettuce Knits booth - and again, couldn't think of a thing to say. My head was a bit in the clouds due to the 1 hour sleep I took in the car, and couldn't seem to shake the sleepies.
Kim and Michelle - I looked for you guys, but couldn't locate you. We will have to plan to meet another time. Kim - I think you won a door prize. The lady who was drawing names, called yours, so you might want to get in touch with them, if you have not claimed your prize yet.
I talked to a lady named Deb who was spinning at the Red Bird Knits booth, and asked her some questions regarding the spinning wheel I just purchased. She advised me to call this man who is married to the president of the Ontario Handspinning Assoctation, who will revive my wheel. So that converstaion was worth going to the fair.
As there really isn't a whole lot to do in Kitchener, Chris and I decided to drive to Niagara Falls. What a fantastic time we had. Dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe, then we slept in one of the most comfortable beds at the Sheraton, and last but not least, we had breakfast at 10:30am the next day WITHOUT the kids. They were at home with granny. Got to love grannies.
So what did I buy? I bought a poncho/capelet kit in Chocolate from Shelridge Farms. I will knit the version that is NOT off the shoulder and without that little stringie thing in the front:
And just like I said on Friday, I was going to finish the mini sweater. And I did, here's proof:
I made just a few changes to this wonderful pattern. I de-puffed the sleeves with Laura's instructions, knit the wrap around ties, and knit yarn overs for the increases. All in all, I am extremely happy with this finished object.
And the best part of our trip? Visiting the place where Chris proposed to me 8 and a half years ago - Fort George. Still happy after all these years. Yeah!
Hope your weekend was as grand as mine.