Well! We’ve been busy!
First a quick trip down to Lettuce Knit on Wednesday night for knit night. Lettuce is still my LYS, even though it’s a local yarn store 242 km away.
Kim from Ottawa (not to be confused with Kim who is me) happened to be in town and joined us. Now, Kim is my kind of person. She planned her Easter weekend trip route from Ottawa to Niagara Falls, via Haliburton so that she could visit our studio. And totally got that information past her husband. Brilliant. My favourite part, was the part where they DROVE PAST OUR HOUSE the night before the visit, to stay in Minden. Which means they had to backtrack almost 40 minutes. For yarn. Kim is my superhero.
However, here are photos of her Oz mitt (rav links) on that vacation. I would like you to notice that there are no photos of me, the Boy, Otis or our house in those photos. I mean, HELLO! You planned your trip around a visit to a yarn studio and there are photos of, you know, wineries and that piddly little falls thing…but not OTIS? Kim told me she was too shy.
Well we took care of that at Lettuce Knit.
Here’s Kim in the store:
That’s some kind of shawly thing in And Then Buffy Staked Edward. The End.
And the peeps of the night:
And a very stoned photo of the two Kims:
I got my hair cut the next day. It looks MUCH better now. Well, ok not RIGHT now cause I’m dyeing and it’s hot and steamy in here, but you get the point.
The next day we set off to Waterloo ON, to Shall We Knit for a two day long trunk show and yarntasting event. Basically we moved in, set up an Indigodragonfly area with lots of yarn and sample garments and testing skeins and planted ourselves there for 2 days. And people came to see us.
Shall We Knit is a WHOLE HOUSE of yarn store. There’s a sock room and a luxury room and a book room and and…there are a lot of rooms!
We stayed in a little private apartment about a five minute walk from the store, and even less to downtown Waterloo. It really couldn’t have been more comfortable. And they made sure we were very well taken care of:
Friday started with a rush of knitters who had told various people they were going to Zehr’s. Now I thought Zehr’s was a grocery store…I was wrong. It is apparently the sock room at Shall We Knit. Just so you know, for future reference.
The amazing Shall We Knit team:
Lise, Jenn, Karen, Cari and Lynne. (For months I’ve been picturing Lynne as a gigantic set of teeth with goggley eyes and feet. I now have photographic proof she is not.) There was also Sue, who I managed to not get a photo of. (Sorry Sue!)
(By the way, Karen, the owner of Shall We Knit, has just been nominated for a RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award! Congratulations Karen! Very well deserved.)
And these were our yarn tasting yarns.
You were welcome to sit and knit and try any or all of them out. So if you’ve ever been curious about how the Merino Silk DK feels to knit, or what Merino Cashmere REALLY feels like, just pick up a squirrel or giraffe and have at it!
Saturday was Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Jacqueline from Soak joined us and we spilled out front of the shop and onto the front porch…lawn…the driveway…the parking lot…
Oh right. And Lucy Neatby came by. You know. Cause it’s impossible to have too much fibre fabulousness in one place. We were very cool. Kinda.
And then, sadly, there was the packing up and the driving home.
I’m afraid we don’t get much more mature after we leave a place. I’m not sure what our waiter’s name actually was, but when he wrote it on our table, upside down, it kind of looked like “HAM” backwards. Which lead to this exhibit of maturity:
Thanks Waterloo and Shall We Knit! We’ll definitely be back!