Knitter’s Frolic

I went to my first Knitter’s Frolic this afternoon, held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. I have to admit, it hurt a little bit to take the bus to Don Mills on a non-work day!

The Frolic is put on each year by the Downtown Knit Collective and is mainly a marketplace and series of workshops. The spindles above were at the Gemini Fibres booth. Plenty of spinning equipment and books, including a charkha. I’m dying to try one out – I like the idea of having a little notebook charkha.

Indigo Moon from Gabriola Island, BC was there as well. Really beautiful, rich colours and naturally dyed silks. I showed amazing restraint and didn’t buy a single skein of yarn. I’m still wondering how that happened.

For the second time in the last month, I flirted with the idea of buying three skeins of Malabrigo Lace. I have Hannah Fettig’s Featherweight Cardigan in mind, if I could only commit to a colourway!


My first EZ Baby Surprise Jacket! So-called because it is rather surprising to cast off, be left with a wavy piece of knittedness and from this sew up a cute little jacket. I wasn’t sure it would happen, to be honest.

The pattern just turned 40, and as of this moment there are 5,045 BSJ projects listed in Ravelry. I used the pattern in The Opionated Knitter and was definitely thankful for Dawn Adcock’s pattern notes. It’s such a strange shape that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t taken a wrong turn somewhere.

For the life of me I can’t remember what yarn I used. I know that I bought it at Lettuce Knit but that’s as far as it goes! I picked up the buttons at the Saturday flea market in Amsterdam – Noordermarkt. I orignally planned on using something more neutral, maybe wood. But, why not go all the way with colour!