Accustomed as we knitters were to the ballrooms, carpeted halls and fancy washrooms at the previous location, we all found the arena to be a let down. Crowded. Poor food. No seating. Cement floor. Arena washrooms.
Of course, nothing could be done about the washrooms or the floors, but otherwise the Guild had made changes to make the day a much more positive one. Two venue spaces versus one eliminated the crowding.
Large areas with tables and tablecloths set aside for lunch and sore feet.
A spa where knitters could get their nails polished and take a class in chair yoga.
Those are my nails, calling out for a manicure. The little squiggle painted on the index and middle finger is a ball of unwinding yarn.
Fashion shows and speakers on the same floor as the show. All in all, well done, Kitchener. Our group certainly enjoyed our day.
Were there purchases? Oh Yes. And my purchases were exaactly opposite to what I normally buy. Normally I say the Fair is not for bargains. Rather it is for great, unusual product not seen every day in every yarn store and all under one roof.
But this year. I got bargains.
Two great books.
I ran into a far-away friend - Laurie M of London
and saw her purchases.
A bit of star gazing as we were greeted at the door by Sally Melville! Always fun.
Good friends to share the drive and the day.
All in all a great day.