Knit City 2013

Vancouver’s annual fiber festival, Knit City, took place this past weekend.  It was bigger and better this year. Thank you Amanda & Fiona!  Two days filled with yarny fun and this time we even had the pleasure of listening to a lecture by the Yarn Harlot herself. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me and so all I have is this blurry instagramed picture of her standing behind the podium. And yes, she is that pint-sized IRL!

Ze Yarn Harlot! #yarnharlot #knitcity2013 #stephaniepearlmcphee

It was such a hoot, she had us roaring with laughter the entire time.  The vendors outdid themselves and I can say for certain that the yarnaholics of our city went home satisfied.

I was very restrained this year with my yarn purchases and also, I bought only one pattern. Self pat on the back I think!

Knit City Haul

From left to right…

Sweet Merino Lite from talented local yarnista, Sweet Fiber.  This colorway is called Teal and it reminds me so much of the Pacific Ocean in the summer.

Organically grown cotton and bamboo from the dyepots of my Knit Night buddy, Heidi, the genius behind Vegan Yarn.  The colorway is called Thrift Store.  Verrrah nice!

I couldn’t resist some madelinetosh and so it had to be Tosh Prairie in Spectrum with Japanese seed beads in Rainbow Cobalt to make a… wait for it…. shawl!

Gonna wind the yarn for the shawl after I’ve narrowed down my pattern choices on Ravelry. Yeah, who am I kidding, this could take a while!!!

Cant Get Enough 2

We’ve had a crazy phenomenon the past few weeks with much of the Pacific Northwest shrouded in a blanket of thick fog.

Fogtober 1

What made it crazy was the temperature inversion :: cold in the city where we’re at sea level and warm on the ski slopes where they are already set for ski season!  The fog lifted in time for Knit City but it was super cool and so eerie while it lasted.

Fogtober 2

Fall glorious fall

Cant Get Enough 1

Soon it will be time for woolly hats and Deck the halls.  Can you believe that 2013 is racing to the finish line? 56 days till Christmas, ahhh!!

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4 Responses to Knit City 2013

  1. Nicky says:

    I had to come back to these pics — just lovely!!!!!

    Knit City seems like a Canadian “Rhinebeck” to me. Love the loot and congrats on being so restrained! 😀

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Yarn on the far right…want!
    The Yarn Harlot is so teeny tiny. The podium almost engulfed her. Never heard her speak even on YouTube, must go check her out. Glad you had fun. I wonder if the time will ever come when we would say, “I’ve been to the Dubai Fiber Fest this year!”

  3. Leslie says:

    My goodness its beautiful in your area. I’m jealous!

  4. tara says:

    Beautiful pics – looks like you’re having a perfect autumn out there 🙂

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