Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Rest of the Story

Tonight I was thinking about how much fun we had at Stitches just a short week ago. and how tired and hungry we were after our pursuit of all things fiber. Too bad I didn't take any pictures of the great dinner we had. However I realized that there were a few things I have not shared and tonight I will do that quickly.

Pam and Becky posed for me in front of the boat right before we entered the convention center.

A close up of some of Becky's Patterns (on the left) and Pam's (on the right). Becky also bought a really cute vest kit that uses Koigu in a stranded pattern. Can you see the cute sheep pin? Becky really wanted me to see how the pattern looked made up because she felt that the picture with the pattern didn't do it justice. So...while we were looking at the sample vest I noticed the cute little sheep pins- Becky got beige and black and I got green!!Just a close up my gorgeous colorful fibery acquisitions. I am a sucker for something bright. My bright turquoise and blues/purple yarn from Tess's Designer Yarn. I also bought a cute vest pattern called "The Easy Breezy" to make using this yarn. It was the first pattern and yarn that I saw when I first started walking around and it ended up that I still really wanted it even after being tempted by lots and lots of yarn. My sheep pin is just to the left. It is soooo cute!

The cute shawl pin is a gift from Diane of Yarns Forever! There was a funny story here: We have seen Diane at all the festivals we attend and her yarns always impress as well as her forethought. When it was freezing cold at Spring Fiber we huddled with her around her space heater. When it was hot at Fall Fiber - you guessed it! Diane had a fan!! We were looking all over for her at Stitches and we couldn't remember her company's name to look it up. I had been reading on Knitter's Review about Stitches and had found a thread related to the event. There was a vendor that posted that she had a gift for those that came by her booth and mentioned reading about it on KR. So one of the last things we did was to go by booth 230. Pam and I found it first. Boy! Were we the ones surprised as it was Diane's Booth Yarns Forever!! She let each of us pick a beautiful shawl pin from her display! How sweet was that! It was way more than what I was expecting. Becky especially wanted to get some of her hand dyed yarn so when we finally caught up with Becky we sent her in search of booth 230 and followed behind to see her reaction. What fun!! Unfortunately Diane didn't have her hand dyed yarn with her but she was having a great 50% off sale and bless her heart she looked exhausted. I am sure that we will catch up with her and her great yarns again real soon. Follow the links and check it out!

I feel bad that I didn't take more pictures. I guess I lost my momentum when I was unable to take any in Stitches and I sure didn't dare try to sneak any because I didn't want to be escorted out. I am now looking forward to visiting Rhinebeck via blogs and Ravelry.

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!!


Blogger Mary said...

I remember her and her space heater at the Spring Fiber Festival -- such a savvy vendor, what with all her climate control options in her booths!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

It sounds like the most wonderful yarn crawl ever and the goodies all of you brought back are so very, very lovely. :)

10:34 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Great haul...

Sorry I don't have your email, thanks for commenting on my blog. When you come to Salem let me know I'll meet you at the coffe shop! I work across the street!
(spinnerknitter at aol dot com)

9:09 PM  

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