Now, however, the occasional day when the alarm is set means a special day - something fun, some special activity, a day trip. Friday was one of those days. At 6 am, I jumped up at the first jangle because Nicki, Sharon, Wilma and I were heading to the Creative Festival in Toronto.
Only having been to the Creative Festival once before, I remembered it as not a knitter-specific show. There were many crafts featured, but I'm not a crafter, I am a Knitter. Hoping things had changed, I was anxious to go again.
They haven't. With only three yarn vendors - Mary Maxim, Black Sheep & Ewe and Unwind - it's still not a knitters festival. Dire circumstances for us, but we managed. Unwind, the shop familiar to Sharon, was our first stop. There I purchased two skeins of Americo Cotton Flamme
with intentions to use it for Amiga, Mags Kandis new pattern in the spring Knitty.
Also on my list was yarn to knit Afternoon Breezes, a new pattern by Ilga Leja, which I had downloaded just last week. Once back home, I realized that in my size, both patterns take the same amount of yarn. At the moment, I am not sure which pattern I will knit in the Flamme. Probably Afternoon Breezes.
We were soon done with the 'non-knitters' festival and one of the group suggested we visit the Unwind store in Newmarket. Nicki, our accommodating driver drove the extra 70K with no complaints. After all, a yarn store awaited. The store is lovely. Lots and lots of yarn. We were able to give a big yarny sigh of relief - our yarny longings were satisfied.
A great day and an excellent reason to get up to the sound of the alarm.