Just Knitting

Last weekend we headed off to Just Knitting for a trunk show. Just Knitting is in Carleton Place Ontario, just outside of Ottawa…definitely worth the trip if you’re in the Ottawa area. It took us just over half an hour to get there from downtown Ottawa. It’s on the ground floor of a beautiful little Victorian, which means it has all those lovely old house details like beautiful hardwood floors…

(this photo was not at all taken by my knee as the camera was swinging around. That would never, ever happen.)

Kelly’s store is filled with hand-dyed yarn and fibre, spinning wheels, spindles, yarn bowls and there may just have been a bowl of handmade glass buttons that I perhaps played with for the better part of the day.

We’re still new enough at this trunk show thing that we don’t know exactly what to expect.  But as long as store owners are crazy KIND enough to let us invade and take over their space, we’re in!

And take over, we did:


Even the spinning wheels had to move over.

Look at Kelly and I, so calm and peaceful and innocent on a Saturday morning…


Yeah…this happened about 10 minutes later:


And didn’t really stop all day:


Kelly’s regular knitters are a blast.


And for those of you who are regulars on the Ravelry Boards, that’s Jenn (jgd) and Kim (kpotr) on the right. If I lived closer to these two, there would be reason to be VERY afraid…

Natalie was wearing a shawl she’s designed with our Merino Silk Lace (though it would also be amazing in Merino Single Lace:


(as soon as the design is published, I’ll let you know. This one was barely off the needles!)

And of course, the obligatory “I’ll take a photo of you taking a photo of me taking a photo of you”.


(Actually, this was try #4…turns out giggling results in blurry photos. Who knew?)

A very fun day with wonderful people. Definitely a place I would spend a lot of time in if I lived closer. We’ll be back soon.


  1. I had an awesome time Kim…

  2. Awwwwh, come do a trunk show in Boston? Please?
    It looks like you had a wonderful company and scads of people to talk to! The yarn display looks so irresistible. Congrats on having fun and sharing your amazing fiber with so many.

  3. I wish I could have been there!! Luckily, Amy obtained yarn for me 🙂

  4. jgd and kpotr! So fun to see them in the pics. And Kim, your knee is a talented photographer.

    Is that a Stripe Study in your yarn, Kim? What colors are those? It looks great and I’m dying to make that shawl.

  5. It was a blast! And, yes, a bit of distance is probably a good thing (of course two of us do live quite close to each other so watch out)

  6. Great pics Kim! What a great day it was, I’m looking forward to doing it again!

  7. Kim, your yarns are irresistible…Kelly’s store is amazing…lucky for me I live just a 3 minute walk away. Come back to Just Knitting soon!

  8. agreed! ’twas a fun day, the yarns were very yummy and Kelly’s is a must-visit experience for every knitter in the province.

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