I’m back from a fabulous two week holiday, where I visited friends in Toronto, Michigan and Wisconsin.
My travel blog has some holiday posts, but this post is purely about the goodies I bought or was gifted.
In Toronto I had hand luggage only so when I found “Yarns Untangled” store I picked up some Canadian made stitch markers and resisted buying any yarn. They have some lovely mini gradient sets I was tempted by.
In Wisconsin I met up with 4 of my online blogging friends (and 3 of their friends) at the Gather Guest House. There were some gifts exchanged and purchases made at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival and at Sow’s Ear Yarn shop.
¹ originally from Loop London, gifted to me by Kirsten
² Jess had commissioned Alissa (from Headknits blog and Chestnut Hills Farm & Fibre on Etsy) to dye us a skein of yarn each that contained all our favourite colours. She produced this beautiful colourway in an organic non-superwash yarn.
³ Alissa made each of us a project/shopping bag that folds up.
⁴ I ordered these kits and had them delivered to one of the ladies. I’ve started the shawl and made her ears so far.
⁵ Sarah made a yarn cake cosy and also gave me a pack of Minions Uno…she knows how much I love Minions