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.