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Monday, August 19, 2013

Fibrations 2013

I've been a terrible blogger the past few months. This summer has been absolutely glorious and we've jam packed as much outdoor activity into it as possible. On the Island we enjoy a mild climate all year round, we do see all four seasons here but we don't experience the extremes during summer and winter like some parts of the country do. While we get to enjoy the great outdoors all year round we don't always get nice hot summers that make you crave the change in seasons by the end of them. However this year has been different. It has been the most sunshiny, beach-day everyday, stock your trunk with a picnic blanket and beach toys kinda summer that I can remember. Elsie and I have been treating this weather like it's not gonna last, trading our Saturday hikes for beach days, living in our bathing suits, camping on the coast, and soaking up all the Vitamin D we can. I apologize for the hiatus and hope that you've been too busy with your summer time fun to have noticed ;)

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Yesterday was the third annual Fibrations festival at St Ann's Academy downtown Victoria. The turnout at this event was amazing as usual and I love the sense of community you feel at this homegrown fibre fair, it's always a fun time for everyone, vendors and shoppers alike.



 I took most of my pics with my phone so this recap is pulled from my Instagram feed...

{ Setting up among the trees in the orchard with Nook. and Miso Crafty Knits


{ our booth in the glorious sunshine }
~ photo courtesy of Aja's Instagram feed ~

 
{ view from our booth, such a beautiful venue }

 
{ Caitlin's adorable set up made me want to camp out in the orchard with her and knit }


 { Anna, Amanda, and Caitlin
~ photo courtesy of Anna's Instagram feed ~


{ In true form Rebecca was knitting during the entire event }

 
{ the weather did turn and so we raised our canopy and I traded my Rae scarf for the Grace cardi }
~ photo courtesy of Jana's Instagram feed ~
 

 { amazing home grown produce from my friend Emily


{ our friend's camped out behind the scene's knitting in the sun }


The day was super busy and I loved meeting so many amazing knitters. We received such a positive response at our booth and I left feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards each and every wonderful person who came by to express their appreciation for my work and the book. It was overwhelming and incredibly encouraging.

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A very special thank you to Shannon and Arika for being my right hand ladies at the booth, I couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you Cate for being so fast on your feet when it started sprinkling and we needed to raise the canopy! And Aja for your help with tear down (..and for all of the chocolate!).

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...next stop Knit City in October!!! Mark your calendars!!!

15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post, Jane. Thanks for sharing all those great photos ... even though I couldn't be there, I felt like I got a taste of the festivities!

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  2. glad to see you back :) Now I want to cast on another Rae :)

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  3. Looks like a glorious summer!

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  4. I was sooo happy to have been your neighbor again at fibrations! hurrah! awesome pics, jane! xoxo

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  5. Amazing photos, you are absolutely right to make the most of all-too-brief summer! And that fiber festival looks so awesome.

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  6. Oh it look like you've had a ball this summer. I especially love the photos of the knitting day - it looks fantastic. Gorgeous location and lots of yummy looking yarn by the looks of things :)

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  7. How fun! Thanks for sharing these great photos of your summer fun. The festival looks like it was a blast!

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  8. loved Fibrations . . . I bought your book and have been looking through it . . . I see several patterns I'd like to make this winter . . . the festival was fabulous with so many tactile things to touch . . . can't wait til next year . . .

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    1. Elaine thank you for stopping by the booth and for grabbing a book! I really hope you enjoy the knits :) ...I can't wait until next year either! I vow to reserve more time for walking around and taking in the other booths!

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  9. Hi, I just wanted to stop by & say I'm a brand new Vancouverite knitter & I absolutely LOVE your patterns!! (they are ALL on my Ravelry wish list lol) I don't get to the island nearly often enough but maybe I can convince the bf to go for Fibrations next year! Looks like so much fun!! :)

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    1. Welcome to Vancouver Symon! And thanks for the compliments, you are so sweet. And yes, mark Fibrations on your calendar for next year, it's a great excuse to come to the Island :)

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    2. Thank you!! :) I'm actually brand new to knitting, not vancouver :) will definitely try to make it next year & in the meantime, Knit City is definitely on my agenda! :)

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    3. Haha whoops, welcome to the world of knitting! We'll see you at Knit City then!!!

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    4. Thank you!! ^__^ I look forward to it! :D

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  10. How fun! Thanks for sharing these great photos of your summer fun. The festival looks like it was a blast!

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