Lock up the Credit Cards

Well today was the Knitter’s Frolic. And Wow did I Frolic! The credit cards are officially locked up and out of my wallet to remove all future temptations. (believe that and I’ve got a bridge for sale…)

My friend Kathleen and her delightful daughter Mara joined me as we Frolicked our little butts around the festival. I saw may old friends and made a few new ones. Pirkko, Rochelle and Laura were all there as well as blogless Terry (who made Lillith’s bag).

Oh and there is the little matter of the Majacraft Gem that I somehow ended up buying. I swear I wasn’t planning on it, but it was there, all shiny and new and just too darn cute to turn down! I bought her from Black Lamb in Port Hope. She’s going to deliver mine this week because I didn’t want to take the one they brought for a floor model. I can’t wait!
Marsha from Needle Arts BookShop was there and she helped me feed my dual addiction of spinning and books with the Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning. It’s a crappy day here, so I’m parking my butt in the Lazyboy and reading this all afternoon.

Gemini Fibres (quickly becoming my new favourite store) was where I ran into Rochelle, and as usual when I’m around her, I spend far too much money. That woman is a serious enabler.

Clancy thinks the handcards are for her – in fact they do look a lot like the one I use for her….and the amount she’s been shedding lately, it might be an idea!



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6 thoughts on “Lock up the Credit Cards

  1. You call me a serious enabler? I want one of those wheels!!! I spoke to Laurie and I am probably going to get one. I played with her a little bit at the Frolic and is she ever nice to spin with. It was great seeing you again. I will try to come to your next get together but something always seems to get in the way. I can’t even remember if it is the first Tuesday or Thursday now but I believe it’s Thursday. Have fun with the new wheel when it arrives and take LOTS of pics.

  2. Don’t even try to deny you’re an enabler!

    Ok, so maybe we have a co-dependent relationship

    T-Rocks meets the first Thursday of every month – hope to see you there!

  3. What a great day to Frolic. I had a blast as well.

    In September I was at the Knitter’s Fair in Kitchener and bought the little Gem from the Black Lamb. I love it very much. I am still learning but it makes me very happy. Enjoy!

  4. I was there too and bought lots of roving and TWO Tom Forrester spindles- just couldn’t resist….now I think my spindle spinning just might be a tad better…oh my…. what a difference with a REAL drop spindle….CD ones just don’t cut it! got to get the my Ashford for a real comparison!

  5. I can’t wait to get her  – in fact I dreamt about her last night! Patience is not one of my virtues, so I hope she coms soon

  6. Hi Terry – I really believe that it’s worth spending the money on good materials – iIt makes a huge difference in the finished product. I’m sure you’ll love the Forrester spindles as much as I do. I put some alpaca on the one I bought and as usual it spun beautifully. 

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