Last night the Montreal Knitting Guild was treated to an appearance by Molly Ann and Mary, the lovely ladies from Ariadne, here in Montreal. They brought yarn to fondle, and they were gracious enough to give each guild member a loot bag with some samples inside.
Let’s get in a little closer, shall we?
8 luscious little mini-skeins of yarn!
Frog Tree – Pima Silk (85% Pima Cotton/15% silk, 50g/140m each)
Lorna’s Laces – Swirl DK (85% Merino/15% Silk, 50g/137m each)
Estelle – Young Touch (100% Cotton, 50g/100m each)
Jo Sharp – Silkroad Aran Tweed (85% Wool/10% Silk/5% Cashmere, 50g/95m each)
Butterfly – Cotton (100% Mercerized Cotton, 125g/230m each)
Lang – Silk Dream (50% Merino/50% Silk, 133g/313y each)
Cherry Tree Hill – Cascade Fingering (100% Silk, 150g/608m each)
There were 2 of this one in my bag…not sure if everyone else got only 7 mini-skeins and I got an extra one, or if everyone else got 8 and I received a duplicate by mistake so I’m missing one.
One of the cool things about Ariadne is that they carry a lot of the yarns you hear/read about online but don’t often find in our usual LYSs. Cherry Tree Hill, Koigu, Lamb’s Pride, Reynolds, Classic Elite, Jo Sharp, Frog Tree and Lorna’s Laces, just to name a few!
Not only that, but since Mary is one of the founders of Twist Collective, another fellow Montrealer, Kate Gilbert, came by to talk about the online magazine, and to give us a trunk show! We got to see, first-hand and up close, most (all?) of the wonderful clothes from the TC Fall issue, and even get a little sneak peek at some of the items in the Winter issue. It’s going to be a great issue, let me tell you!
They even did a little cross promotion, and in our Ariadne goodie bags we were given TC tape measures and a little booklet with advice on substituting yarns Ariadne carries for the yarns required in the Fall TC issue.
It was a fun night, and I even got some knitting done on Jakob’s costume.