Knit City Here We Come!

weeeeeee!!!!! guess what.....momma's going on a wee trip!!!!  yesssssss!!!  this upcoming weekend is the highly anticipated event Knit City! vancouver, bc's largest knitting event!  vendors galore, awesome classes, a party...and the list goes on!  could we ask for more?  nope.  located in the gorgeous and exciting city vancouver (my old stomping grounds for a long time), the event takes place on october 13th and 14th with a kick off party on the evening of the 12th.  here's a little more deets on knit city:

"On Oct 13 & 14th 2012, Knit Social, a Vancouver-based knitting  events company, is inviting knitters and other fibre enthusiasts to Knit City, a two day fibre festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver's iconic Commercial Drive neighborhood.

Knit City, a 2-day festival featuring a vendor marketplace, workshops and  demonstrations, will offer the public a first-hand look at the creations of the talented dyers, spinners, weavers and knitwear designers on the local scene, coupled with the opportunity to learn the craft from some of the best instructors in the industry."

i will be heading over to the mainland (what us vancouver islanders call vancouver) early on friday am and will be gone till late sunday night!  i'm super, super, super excited but also know i will be missing my wee family.  it will be the longest i have ever been away from my kids and hubby.  but i'm sure the days will go by fast in a yarn filled haze.  there are so many wonderful people i am so looking forward to seeing as well as all the fun to be had.

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

i will be there with one of my besties jane richmond (as well as some other knitty pals - rebecca of nook will have a booth there as well) and will be manning her booth for the whole show.  so if you are in the area and happen to be coming please come by and say hi.  we would LOVE to meet you and get to say hello!  honestly...even if it's busy...i don't want to miss any of you..please stop and say a hello to jane and i.  we are at booth #27. 

we will most definitely be at the kick off party that friday night that features a lecture by sylvia olsen and it's open to the public as well.  the tix are $25 and it includes a weekend pass to the marketplace.  even if you're just coming to the event itself it's seriously only $10 for a weekend pass!!!! say what!!! yes...a deal ladies!  all the more money for yarn and knitting goodies!!!

see these lovely two ladies in the pic above?  they are amanda and fiona and they are the powerhouse behind knit social, a knit-centric event company and the awesome upcoming knit city event!  aren't they purdy!  we're all so excited to have such wonderful gals putting together such fun and inspiring events for this area of canada.  it's been long awaited for sure.  we've even got pals coming from over the border peeps!  i cannot wait!!!  be sure to check out their website for lots of other great social knitting events.

here's hoping i don't go over budget on my yarn  oh and i'm so looking forward to sleeping in a all know how much i LOVE me a hotel. yarn + good pals + hotel = very happy momma!

important deets:

Knit City
October 13th 11-7, October 14th 11-5
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
Admission to Marketplace: $10 for a weekend pass
Admission to Friday night Kick-off party: $25, includes a weekend pass to the Marketplace
For more information on Knit Social, visit
For more information on Knit City, visit

you can find all things knit social here:

stay tuned....i have HUGE news to share this week!  i may't wait to share it all with you!  in the meantime though who's coming out to knit city?  will you be attending?  what's your favorite knitting event to go to?