TTC Knitalong 2010

This past Saturday I joined in on this year’s TTC Knitalong, as one of the team captains on an unprecedented 5 teams! There were 75+ participants and many dollars raised once again for charity. This time our tote bags were also pre-filled with generous donations from several of the shops on the route, as well as Patons, Bernat, Plymouth yarns, and even a few books donated.

And boy, did we ever fill up the bags throughout the afternoon. I was on Team East Blue, heading from the Naked Sheep to the Purple Purl, then Americo, and finishing up at Romni. Beautiful wares to be had at all the shops. I definitely stocked up on a few more skeins of sock yarn, some spinning fibre, and notions. Thanks to everyone who came out and I hope a good time was had by all!

If you’ve never done a yarn crawl before, it is definitely worth it. If not in your own city then it is certainly a fun way to get to know an unfamiliar one. I know I’m hoping to do one at the end of July when I visit San Francisco. And naturally, every day is Knit in Public day. ;)

Here are a few photos from the day. In my next post I’ll catch up with some of my new projects on the go – and later this week I am indeed hoping to get some more photos of my finished Bridgewater shawl, as it is well worth the extra photography!

In the mean time, stay knitterly, my friends.

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18 responses to “TTC Knitalong 2010

  1. Wow, that looks like so much fun! I especially love the woman hugging the yarn and the two women in orange synchronizing their iPhones!! Lucky you!

  2. that looks like sooo much fun! Maybe I can plan a visit to Toronto for next year!

  3. Sweet :) I love the photo of Meredith and I tweeting away at the Naked Sheep. It almost looks like I know how to use my phone!

  4. Dang, that looks like fun! :D Captions? In, you know, your copious spare time? Or would you prefer to just let the photo collage speak for itself? ;)

    The “hugging of the yarn wall” looks like something I’d do!

  5. Man, I haven’t hugged any fiber lately, maybe I need to dump the stash on the floor and have a go at it….

    I love seeing your images of this event! We don’t have public transportation locally, so our KIP events can’t move about. I guess I could go to a nearby city, but from experience I know that they are not as nice as Toronto. I loved Toronto when I visited two years ago, made me want to live there!

  6. That was a blast!! thanks for being an awesome team captain, Glenna! :D

  7. I’ve never even heard of a yarn crawl before. What an excellent idea. It looks like great fun.

  8. I’m sorry I didn’t do it again and join you all, it looks like it was a fantastic time this year!

  9. Kaila

    you guys look like you had a blast, i was planning on joining in on this one but the deadline came and went without me noticing. :(

    anyway, you’ll have a great time in san francisco. i was just there last month and it is such a beautiful city. i was only there for a weekend and wasn’t able to check out any yarn stores but a sunset dinner by fisherman’s wharf is a must-go for you!

  10. nicolaknits

    My favourite photo is of the women knitting on the bus. I wonder if that freaked out any of the other passengers?

  11. jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealous!

  12. oh, such a fun day — makes me miss Toronto!

  13. Pam

    Great pictures. It looks like you all had a lot of fun. I love to see so many pictures of people knitting in public (the train/bus picture).

  14. Steph

    Is there a site for these crawls? I’m new to the knitting world (just been knitting a year or two on my own) and I’d love to join next years!

  15. That looks like a perfect day! And guilt free, too, since it benefits charity?

    I’m going to echo Steph and ask how one finds or sets up such an event!

  16. pip

    … you’ve got a wonderful selection of yarn shops for a yarn crawl… great idea! :)

  17. christine m. east of toronto

    what fun! how does one join in … just for future reference??

  18. Emme

    I would super excited if I saw people on the bus knitting like that here in NYC