Apologies for the radio silence! Things have been progressing behind the scenes over the summer. One fun summer thing that I did this year was make a day trip out to Victoria for Fibrations 2014. Pacific Coach makes it quite easy to take the bus from downtown Vancouver on BC Ferries to downtown Victoria, so I was up for the adventure.
I wasn’t a vendor but my sister was! I hung out at the RainCityKnits booth under the shade of the apple trees on the warm summer’s day. I just love the bright yarn!
I had a great time checking out all the vendors and came away with a few treasures. Jane Richmond was there and I came away with a sweater pattern. MisoCraftyKnits was there with her adorable project bags. I have large box bag that she made but I wanted a small drawstring style project bag. It even had bunnies on it!
I saw amazing felted creatures by a very talented artist whose name escapes me unfortunately. Here is a little owl that accompanied me home and now sits on my desk.
Downtown Victoria had gardens in full bloom near the bus depot and a couple blocks away from St. Ann’s Academy where Fibrations was held. Yes, an orchard on the edge of downtown! This is only 5 minutes away from where I used to live. I miss Victoria.
And with all that traveling, there was plenty of time to work on knitting projects. Although I don’t actually knit in buses and cars because it makes me motion sick, unfortunately. But the ferry was fair game! I got to work on a fun project… I bet you can guess what I’m making. It’s a new pattern out this fall in time for Knit City.
One of my favourite summer things is riding on the ferry at sunset. And it didn’t disappoint! What a great way to wrap up my trip.
See you soon! Next time, a sneak peek! 🙂