Saturday, February 23, 2008

Stitches West

I made the drive to Santa Clara for Stitches West on Friday. I found some great yarn and really wish I could go back. I enjoyed the 2.5 hours I spent at Stitches West but it wasn't enough time. I picked up a skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts medium weight sock yarn - Rare Gems. Several skeins of Malabtigo Stonechat, Lisa Souza Big Wool - Petroglyph, and 100% Superfine Merino superwash also in Petroglyph. I tried to by yarns that I couldn’t get at the LYS. I also picked up my Ravelry passport (didn’t get all of the pages stamped), and a “Where my Stitches At” button. I may try to get back to the market on Sunday. I didn't get to take any classes but promised myself I will next time. It was nice to see so many knitters in one place. I loved the ladies at Nine Rubies, wish I lived closer to their store. I made a note to buy the lace scarf kit - they sold out at Stitches West. I also loved the hand dyed yarns at A Verb For Keeping Warm and can't wait to see more at Article Pract. Love the Zero stitch markers.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

On The Needles…

2008 has been filled with small quick knitting projects. I have completed 4 hats, and several dish cloths. Super K - the 13 year old sprained his knee during a basketball scrimmage and has been on crutches. He asked for knitted socks for his crutches so I improvised on a pattern and whipped them out in an hour. He made the honor roll at school and I am soooo proud. I feel slightly guilty for nagging him to do home work but it was worth it.