KnitCity2012

It's hard to believe that it's already been three days since Vancouver's first KnitCity event wrapped up. What an amazing event it was! I will admit that the weeks leading up to the event were exhausting. There were skeins in various stages of dyeing and drying all over the studio and my hands looked like I had a bare knuckle brawl with a pack of felt markers. Thank goodness our dyes are non-toxic. Suffice to say, I was totally tuckered out.

Booth Set-Up at Knit City 2012

That all changed the moment I walked into the Croatian Cultural Centre on Friday to set-up. It was so exciting to see the other vendors readying their booths. Apparently, Pammy thought it was pretty exciting and pooped on the floor. Thank goodness I brought her crate as evidenced in the photo. I have to admit, I was pleased with my simple set-up. The yarn looked great caked and stacked together. The sign, large as it was, looked good too.  Not bad for just a few weeks of planning on my end.

The event itself was amazing. I couldn't believe the line up when I arrived before the marketplace opened on Saturday morning! We were mobbed as soon as the doors opened and both days flew by in a flash. It was so validating to meet people who had actually come to the show for our yarn. I almost didn't believe them, considering all the amazing brands represented.  Met so many lovely people including Kim of IndigoDragonfly, Heidi of Quo Vadis, Shannon of Luv in the Mommyhood, Megan and Katie of Pip and Pin and Anna of Baaad Anna's.  Also had a chance to meet Kate of Wise Hilda and Kim Werker of her eponymous brand  They're all fabulous!

New yarn bowl by Fleet Objects.

I couldn't let the weekend end without picking up a little something for me - an official Knit City yarn bowl in grey by Fleet Objects.  It's  exciting to see form and function married together so beautifully. It's currently holding a cake of our Natural Worsted yarn that I am knitting into a cowl. 

My knitted hat goes off to Fiona and Amanda from Knit Social who organized the entire event. Much gratitude to the volunteers too and my own personal volunteers - Rena of The Red Fox and Gown and my bestie Sarah.  Lastly, to all who came out to support local businesses like us, a massive THANK YOU! You rock.