New additions

Last weekend I went with my mom and sister down to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair (it and the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic in the spring are the two bi-annual yarn purchasing pilgrimage opportunities in the area). It was nice to see a few familiar knitter faces in the crowd. I also had no specific purchasing plans going in, which can often lead to disaster (read: way overspending), but I managed to come away with a small selection of things that were new to me and fit my current knitterly needs.


This lovely armload of grasshopper-green superwash DK came home with me, from The Black Lamb. I’d bought sock yarn from them before but wanted to branch out a bit further, and have been on the lookout for more DK-weight yarn for sweater projects. This shade of green is one that I started doing more with for knits for myself last year, and I like it enough to keep working with it some more. Some time this year I’d like to make myself another Jackson Creek cardi or Chatelaine cardigan for me (the original Chatelaine sample is out at yarn shops), so I’m looking forward to pondering when and how to deploy it later this season.


I have also lately started to realize that knitting project bags are things I can always use more of – particularly the kind that zip or tie closed, rather than just simple tote bags – and so I found myself at Zig Zag Stitches‘ booth and came away with a couple of dandy items. I like their combination of fabrics and attention to detail. Even a little inside pocket on the big bag? Heck yes.



Clearly, I had green on my brain that day. Not too shabby though. Looking forward to playing with these and hatching more fall knitting plans as the days get cooler.

Have a great rest of your knitterly weekend!


  1. Glenna,
    I LOVE finding a new post in my email. Love that green yarn, too, and the bags are cute as can be. Happy knitting!

  2. I love the green and the merino looks so soft and silky. What pretty bags!

  3. I was there too! Love your purchases. Can’t wait to see what they turn into.

  4. I’m thinking about making myself some knitting bags. They’re so useful!

  5. Those knitting bags are lovely! I’m heading back to work after my last maternity leave soon and perhaps I need a new present for my bus knitting?!

    Also, I am going to a fibre festival for the first time this weekend. I have NO CLUE what to expect. I hope my bank account survives! Ha ha!

  6. Oh, a green cardigan sounds splendid! From your photo, the yarn looks like it has a lot of luster to it. I have no doubt it’s going to be beautiful knit-up.

  7. Gorgeous green yarn, but I really love those project bags! A knitter can never have too many, it’s true.

  8. Just finished Chatelaine. I sent it off to be seamed because I am too lazy. Can’t wait to wear it!

  9. Love all of your choices! How fun!

  10. love the color!

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