Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Colours

Saturday's colours. Makes me think of Easter and Spring.
There isn't much time until the Frolic so I'm sharing some advice and planning tips with you. These are from the Frolic coordinators
Tips to Make the Most of the Frolic
  • 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.
  • 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. Take a break and enjoy yourself.
  • If you do not pick up your raffle prize(s) at the Frolic they will not be mailed except for gift certificates. You will be able to pick them up at DKC meetings on May 21 and June 18.
  • If you plan to purchase a number or raffle tickets make things easier and faster for yourself by printing your own labels with your name, telephone number and email address. This will save you time for more shopping.
  • Exact change is appreciated.
  • Limit of 2 prizes per person
Tips from me
- trust me, there is lots of yarn. If you don't like lines or crowds, wait until noon to come. There will still be lots for you to see. If booths sell out of something, most are more than willing to ship it to you after the show
- bring lunch with you. Then you don't have to stand in line.
- The Science Centre is very close to the Frolic. You can send your family for an outing and it will let you shop for a while.
- wear something that you have knit. It's always fun to see completed projects.
- if you see something you like, mark down the booth you saw it in. I can't tell you how many times we get frantic people at the end of the day because they forgot where they saw something
- go through your Ravelry library and make notes of yarn that you are interested in. If there is a certain pattern, print that pattern and bring it with you. Also bring information on the yarn. What it's made of. Tension. Yardage. That will make it easier for me and other booths to help you substitute. When you come in the store I can do it on the computer but we have limited Internet access at the show.
- please have patience.
- the Frolic isn't just for knitters. It is put on by a knitting guild - hence the name. Crocheters please come to the show. There is lots of fabulous yarns that you and your hooks will have fun working with.

Want to plan your route?
Here is the list of vendors...
The floor plan of the Japanese Cultural Centre...

I just love this photo from Offhand Designs. The bags are awesome but the picture is so springy and reminds me of an Easter Egg.

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