Another summer, another TTC Knitalong in Toronto!! If you haven’t done it before, let me tell you: It’s SO MUCH FUN. This year our awesome swag bags were filled with wonderful goodies from Bernat, The Naked Sheep, The Purple Purl, Plymouth Yarns, Patons, and even some bags had knitting books donated by Simon & Schuster. It was a serious score. And then to top it all off, many of the yarn stores were having special discounts and sales for the TTC Knitalong crews! Talk about getting your fiber fix. If you live anywhere near Toronto and haven’t done the TTC Knitalong, you’re missing out. Even if you think you’re too shy, or don’t have any one to go with- don’t worry! You don’t need to bring a friend. You don’t need to be super outgoing. You just need to show up, and the mutual love of yarn and knitting pretty much takes care of the rest. It’s a very welcoming, fun day for knitters of all skill levels.
I was fairly restrained in my yarn purchasing this year- I bought with very specific projects in mind, which really helped me stay on budget and on task. Let’s get a closer look, shall we?
The two skeins of the Mission Falls superwash is to make my nephew a little Sheldon stuffie. The gorgeous Indigodragonfly skein (which is called “Oh Glenna and her Lemongrass Martinis”) is destined to become these armwarmers. The lovely sunshine yellow skein of Tanis Fiber Arts yarn is going to become Duck Socks (well, probably many, many pairs of duck socks). As for the Malabrigo….I couldn’t resist the Pearl Ten colourway (that’s the brownish-grey skeins), and then I couldn’t leave the lovely, creamy natural skeins behind, either. Sigh. You can never have too much malabrigo laceweight!! Projects? Ahem.
So much for staying on task! I haven’t quite decided, but probably a whisper cardigan, and a featherweight cardigan. Or maybe this cowl. Or….. we’ll see!!