Monday, September 14, 2009

Fun At The Fair

Four hours of driving plus six hours of 'fair' equals a fabulous day at the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters Fair.

I give you my photo re-cap. (For shots that show the overall mayhem, go to Knitting To stay Sane )

First purchase of the day goes to Wilma. A shawl kit with pattern and a beautiful skein of Alpaca.

There were knitting friends from my old stompin' grounds - Carol and Barbara from the London Knit Group.

One of the days highlights - I met Deb Gemmell!! Author of my summer's favourite pattern book, Button Up Your Top Down and one half of the 'gifted Gemmels'.

Deb, by the way, is going to be doing a workshop in Collingwood this fall at our newest yarn store - Grey Heron. If you live close by, you won't want to miss her. Contact the store to book your spot.

Obviously, our group has fallen in love with the Gemmell sisters' patterns. Look at the Cabin Fever books that were produced for show and tell at lunch time.

We were lucky to have Sandy's famous sister Sue - the bag lady - with us. Look at her latest creation.

And here's the lot of us - minus Nicki who thought the photo shoot would make her late for the fashion show.
Happy knitters having a happy day.


Sandra said...

would it be bragging to say I see Deb every month at our Guild? And that she was on our bus?
She's as nice as she seems, if not more!

Sel and Poivre said...

Brenda that sweater you're wearing looks pretty fabulous! You've obviously got the "wearing two shirts at a time" thing nailed!

Deb Gemmell said...

It was a pleasure to meet you and thanks for the photo. And look at all those hat books! I am thrilled. There are going to be lots of warm heads this winter.