Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stitches West

Slowly coming down from Stitches high. Since I dragged my last purchase into the house on Saturday night, I have cleaned out my entire stash, photographed most items and as of last night, still in the process of putting them in my Ravelry Stash.

The Market is overwhelming as usual. They are very strict about camara and video equipments this year. Fortunately I travel light. An ounce extra in the purse is an ounce less yarn I can carry. With that note I should start weight training now to get ready for the next Stitches.

Met Jess and Casey of Ravelry's fame. Did my passport thing.

Quite a few new booths this year, also many familiar faces. A new magazine I discovered -- Wild Fibers, published by a woman in Maine. Linda travels all over the world for good fiber and stories about the people and animals that create the fiber. Beautiful pictures, and great indepth articles about sheep in New Zealand, camel in Mongolia and buffalo in Texas. I bought a copy of each back issue they had, from Summer 2006 on, and signed up for a subscribtion. But there are ten issues before that and I will have to look for them on eBay.

Couple of note-worthy purchases. A fat skein of baby alpaca from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm in Rainbow colorway. I have been looking at this colorway for at least the last couple of years, now it's finally mine.

Diagonal Delight Vest kit from Shelridge Farm, designed by Maureen Mason-Jamieson. I feel rather guilty for getting this. Last year I bought the Marmalade Cardigan kit from them, same designer. Guess what it's doing now? Marinating in the stash. But my feet won't leave the booth until something in the form of a skein jumped into my bag.

Took Ginger Luters class Module Magic: Triangles, wearing my De Colores. She was very happy to see her design implemented.
Till next year.


Gnat said...

Looks like some great stuff and sounds like a great trip!! I'm jealous! The passport looks fun. I just looked up Yarndogs. Hello that's a great name!!

Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

What a cool passport!

I am so jealous! One year I will be able to go to the one near here.
and I will remember about 'keeping the purse light' for yarn buying!

Lynn said...

NICE stash! And I really like the idea of the passport!! I am so envious of those great places you get to go to. Florida is not real condusive for fiber conventions....

Jocelyn said...

That vest kit! Why did you bring it to SBKnit? Why? I have 3 (THREE!) Shelridge Farm kits marinating in the stash and I totally avoided that booth and didn't buy a thing from them. And then you bring THAT kit to guild. I'm trying to resist ordering it from their website...and it's a losing battle.

Sonya said...

Wow is all I can say!

zelda said...

The rainbow yarn is just lovely...can't wait to see pics of the creation it inspires.