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Friday, April 20, 2012

Knitter's Frolic

The front room of the store is very crowded right now. Boxes are piling up for the Frolic. All the kits are made and patterns have been priced. The last few things that need to be packed can't be done until Wednesday or Thursday.

We hope to see you next Saturday in Toronto. All the details about the Frolic

My tips if you are coming to the Frolic

-If you don't like crowds then plan to arrive after noon. It starts to thin out a bit and it is easier for you to get into the booths.  This could mean that you might miss out on some of the hand dyed yarns. 
-Bring your own lunch. Why waste time standing in line when you could be shopping?
-Parking can be an issue so car pool if possible
-If you see something you like write down the booth number.  It is amazing how many people are running around at the end of the day looking for xyz and they can't remember where they saw it.

Tips from the Frolic committee

. Exact change for the entrance fee is appreciated.
. Bring cash and your credit card. There is no ATM on site. Note that a number of vendors will only accept cash.
. Please come prepared to carry purchased items in your own bags. Vendors must charge 5¢ per plastic bag (City of Toronto bylaw).
. Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking, looking at booths, going away, and going back again - maybe several times.
. There will be a café serving coffee and light snacks on site, sponsored by the Knit Café. Take a break and enjoy yourself.

For those who want to plan ahead

-The Frolic committee has a listing of all vendors and their booth numbers.
-The overall floor plan of the Japanese Cultural Centre

Earlier in the week I showed the great throw that Lynda knit for us. Mountain Colors sent an email today and there are new colours for the Warm and Wooly Throw Trio. I will be making a phone call on Monday to order more kits.
I'm listening to Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown. They are currently talking about ticket prices in baseball. The Blue Jays top ticket price in 1977 for their first season was $7.50. Can you believe that? $7.50 for the best seat in the house. I don't think $7.50 will get you a beer at a ball game now.

It's time to pull the needles out. The next square on the Trendsetter is almost done and will be finished before going home tonight.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

The Frolic looks like lots of fun. Sorry I won't be able to be there. :(