This was the first time in three years I didn’t participate in the Knit-Out market as part of Victoria’s FibreFest celebrations. It’s always such a mad rush to squeeze everything into the car, hope for a spot on the ferry, live out of a hotel or on a friend’s couch and then hope for fair weather. Even when it doesn’t rain, the wind at Saxe Point Park always makes having a tent setup and display challenging. One year my tent actually became airborne while rain blew in sideways. It’s not fun taking damp yarn and patterns home afterwards.
This year we had a restful weekend and celebrated Father’s Day at home. I made the Dad in our household a decadent chocolate cake and we enjoyed some community spirit wandering along a Car-Free Main St.
I even got in a little knitting time which ironically never happens at the Knit-Out. I’ve been working on a lacy cardigan from the Holiday 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting. The yarn has a metallic thread that provides a little sparkle. I bought it at the massive Dressew yarn liquidation last year. I seem to be quickly going through my balls of yarn so I hope I don’t run out like I did with my last project using Dressew yarn since this one sold out almost immediately.