Last night, Three Bags Full entertained a warm and enthusiastic crowd by hosting the Twist Collective knitwear fashion show. Knitters and excited guests lined the entire circumference of the store and enjoyed a line-up including Sylvi by Mari Muinonen, Wisteria by Kate Gilbert, Lily by Marnie MacLean, Linden by Véronik Avery, Kingscot by Norah Gaughan, Aphrodite by Sivia Harding, and the Botanical Lace Cardigan by Margaret Atkinson, among many many others.
The highlight of an event like this is that you get to go and touch and feel the sweaters after the show. The Linden cardi weighs something like 2 pounds in your hand… and then the Aphrodite shawl weighs almost nothing. My mom joined me for the show, and as an intrepid new knitter, I hoped she was inspired and encouraged by some of the projects coming down the runway. That maybe something inside, thought “hey, I could make that.” And for me, since I am always surrounded by my own yarns and colours, it’s nice to get outside and have a look and feel at some other yarns… like seeing Wollmeise knit up for the first time (it looks like it has cotton in it, but it’s 100% wool. Crazy!).
If you missed the show, Three Bags Full will have tons of photos as well as a video on their blog in the upcoming days. Be sure to take a look!