This is what I scored when I was in Kitchener,
Ontario. The discontinued patterns came from a lovely little shop called Cloth and Clay, and the needles, wool and swarski do-dads (now my new stitch markers) came from Michaels.
Cloth and Clay was a fabulous surprise. At first sight it looks like your upscale gift shop. Walk a few feet in and you start to glory in the most delectable yarns positively bursting out of their confinements. The shop isn't large, but it sure makes up for that in selection and quality. Good luck finding acrylic. Place should be called "Heaven on Earth". I restrained myself. Besides the patterns, I bought only one itty bitty ball of Italian Baby Merino in pink and white. No photo. Had to knit something for my niece. It felt like my life depended on it. I'll have to see if I can track down a ball band. The stuff was scrumptious!
This is what was waiting for me at the post office when I returned from my trip.
Lots and lots of goodies. In my defense, I was just trying to help out a fellow knitter. Carissa was de-stashing and I was compelled to relieve her of some of her burden. Wonderful stuff. I have it on good authority that she has more stuff listed again here. Carissa is the former Knitting Maniac. She says she's "not interested any more" in knitting, when I asked her (gasp) if she was giving it up. Imagine that. My second box should be arriving this week (manic laughter)!