Daily Archives: May 13, 2009

TTC Knitalong: 2009

I was going to post today about another FO I managed to reel in this week (long-forgotten Sanqhuar gloves, anyone), but that will have to wait. It is far more important to announce the return of a fantastic Toronto knitting event – the TTC Knitalong! Registration is now open, so visit the TTC Knitalong blog for details. This will take place on Saturday, June 6th, now less than a month away!

The purpose of the event is simple: to gather as knitters, make our craft more visible, and have a great day while doing it. And, oh yes – to buy yarn! There will be 3 ‘teams’, in the West, North, and East, and all participants must register with a specific team. There will be limits on team size (sadly there is a maximum of how many knitters can cram into a single wee yarn shop – or streetcar – at once), so register early to select your team and avoid disappointment. If necessary, teams may be split into smaller, staggered groups to accommodate more participants.

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The cost of the event is $10, which includes access to a few discounts available from the yarn shops participating in the Knitalong, a chance to win prizes throughout the day, as well as a donation to Sistering which is the charity of choice for this event.

I will be volunteering for this event on (I think) the East Team, but all 3 Teams will take you to a variety of yarn shops and include plenty of friendly knitters from across the Toronto area. If you’ve never done a ‘yarn crawl’ before, this is definitely a good way to do it! If you’re from the Toronto area or are considering visiting for a day to schedule in some yarn time, definitely consider registering for the TTC Knitalong. Fun times are sure to be had.

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See you on June 6th!

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