Thankyou, goodnight

As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to booking rooms abroad only the very old or the up-to-the-minute new will do. Better yet are those places which combine the two in a pleasing fashion. Yes, there is some pleasure to be taken in the anonymity and pedestrian "luxury" of the dusty-rose hotel room, but I much prefer having a few mysteries to unravel during my stay. Getting the Discovery Channel is also a plus.


My recent trip to the Kitchener-Waterloo area afforded me the chance to stay at the delightful Walper Terrace Hotel, which has seen a host of dignitaries grace its premises. If the place was good enough for Liberace...well. I wanted his room.


The purpose of my trip, however, was decidedly more of a knitterly nature: I had been invited by the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild to hold a trunk show at their monthly meeting this past Tuesday. In typical trunk show-style, I met a lot of lovely knitters and they got to meet my herd of mittens and socks (which, when all laid out together, are quite a sight.) In typical busy-Spilly-style, I didn't get the chance to take one picture of the hall, my table or any of the knitters themselves. It was a time for meeting and experiencing, not looking through a lens. It was a lot of fun.

So thank you, knitters of Kitchener-Waterloo, for having me. I would definitely like to see you all again at the Knitters' Fair this September.

10 comments:

anniebeeknits said...

Yay! It was such a huge treat to have you at the Guild, and to witness the mountain of Spilly patterns you brought along. Thanks again for braving the snow to come!

Captain Sharmie said...

i'm so jealous! you were so close (i'm in guelph) and I didn't get to see you!

i'm sure everyone there had lots of fun: i'll have to pick their brains at knit night tonight!

Teresa said...

Glad you enjoyed our meeting. You are a very amazing and talented designer. It was something to see everything all laid out.

Laura said...

Is it just me, or does that mosaic picture look like it would make a really stunning mitten?

tamara said...

Can't be just you, Laura, because I thought the exact same thing when I saw it, too!

K. said...

Laura and Tamara, me three! I thought, "Do I sense a SpillyMitten made from the pattern in the floor?"

Colette said...

My husband and I were married at the Walper Terrace, 22 years ago. We called Kitchener-Waterloo home until 7 years ago when a job transfer brought us to Seattle.
Thank you for the photos, they brought back some very pleasant memories for me. I'm glad you enjoyed the guild group, they are a fantastic bunch of talented ladies.

Angela said...

It was such a treat to meet you!

libertysyarn said...

Gorgeous! I can't tell you how much I love old architecture and all the divine details that we just don't see in the new stuff around here.

That mosaic is just screaming to be a mitten. ;-)

Dez Crawford said...

I found your site thorugh the Yarn Harlot and the beer mittens. I'm jealous, too.

Love the hotel room, and I share your exact opinions of hotels. Often hard to describe to other people.

But oooh, that last picture of the mosaic. I both want to graph that and knit it.