Sunday, September 28, 2008
A tall tail and a tale of tea.
All has been quite quiet around here, so there is no tall tale to accompany the tall tail. Just a wee lonely cat perched on the pantry surveying the empty apartment. Abandoned. Not a creature was stirring, nary a knitter in sight.
Despite the lure of West Wing Season 7 and several episodes of Corrie St to catch up on, the knitter forsook the potential to make significant progress on the Dream in Colour Cardigan she is knitting and vacated the premises to visit Village Yarns at Dundas and Islington, to see the Fall 2008 Prism Trunk Show. These pictures don't do justice to the yarn or the garments - although somewhat blingy (come on, who doesn't like a little bling now and then), these are very beautiful in person - the yarn is quite spectacular and the garments are cleverly constructed and quite flattering. Village Yarns is possibly the only store in Ontario to carry the Prism line. The show is up until October 15, but hopefully you can see some of the yarn or samples at the Creativ Festival from October 17-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Even if you don't like sparkles, thread and so-called fun yarn, take the time to check out this yarn line - the Merino Mia sock yarn is especially lovely, as is the Saki, and the Lace Wool is exceptionally soft, and at 1450 yds, reasonably priced - definitely comparable to Fleece Artist Suri Blue. Do be warned, some of the yarns do have a high price point -- but there are some reasonable prices for beautifully dyed, high quality yarn. This knitter may have fallen off the wagon a little bit. (But only a bit...until the special order of Indulgence in Embers comes in...Let's just say this knitter had to leave her work phone number for that order as there was NO WAY she could chance a message to the effect of "hey, your YARN order has come in, come and get it" being left on her home number. Luckily the husband can't be bothered to read the blog, or there would be Big Trouble. Also Divorce or Murder.)
And as luck and serendipity would have it, following this particular outing, the knitters were able to tuck in at the Montgomery Inn for tea. The Montgomery Inn (a museum) is a lovely little gem, tucked away in Etobicoke (well not really tucked away since it is prominently located on the main drag of Islington and Dundas). Tea is served daily, and one can get tea and a sweet plate (yes, please!) or a cheese plate... for a whopping $5.95. They have many special events throughout the year and there are two rooms which can be rented for private events. The ladies that ran the tea room were so sweet. They also sell crafts made by volunteers and we were able to score a few little items for an event you will hear all about one day, but not today.
A fine day indeed. Yarn, sushi, tea, cookies shaped like teapots. Too bad the cat had to stay home. Meow.