Thursday, April 21, 2016

Toronto Knitters Frolic

Here is today's public service announcement. Don't knit while watching Survivor. You need to pay attention to the TV (especially when there is a blindside happening) which causes you to do crazy things with your knitting. There is a decrease at the center of every right side row on my shawl. I missed it twice. I tried to drop the stitches down but then I had loose stitches. YUCK. I pulled out the needle, ripped out 5 rows and started again. The moral of the story - I knit a lot last night but you didn't get very far. I'm hoping for better results tonight.

It's almost Frolic time. We will be in Kobayashi Hall - booth 10. The same corner as last year and the year before...

Saturday April 30

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5
venue telephone (416) 441-2345

Here are some of my tips if this is your first time heading to the show.

- 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.

If you have questions about the Frolic, here is their FAQ page.

If you haven't been to the Frolic - here are some pictures from last year's booth. We hope this will inspire you to get into the car and go for a drive next Saturday. You won't believe the yarn, needles, knitting bags, yarn bowls, kits and finished garments that you will see. It's also great walking around and seeing what everyone is wearing. Knitters are friendly people. If you see something you like, ask the person about the pattern. We like to brag about what we knit. 

Now I need to switch computers and finish my tax return. Talk about putting someone in a bad mood.


Seajaes said...

What's the name of the shawl made out of spicy habernero Satchel?

Julie said...

Hi Cheryl
It's called Glam Shells