Monday, November 10, 2008

Stitches East

Wow, is it the 10th of November already? Where did this month go and better yet, where did the year go?

I just got back from Stitches East last night. I’m tired. A lot of staying up late and too little sleep. And there were travel issues this time too, not for me, but for my friend Robin who didn’t get to fly home on the same plane as me and had to get to DC from Baltimore on a bus to catch another plane because United switched her reservation. Not fun!

I took classes – Bohus Strickning, wow were the sweaters beautiful, a beaded bag class, a toe-up sock class, and a long-needle knitting class.

There was stash enhancement even though the market seemed smaller this year. Yarn for a shawl, 3 sweaters and a skirt. Two of the sweaters are versions of a sweater from AlterKnits and one is a new Vivian Hoxboro design. The skirt is a linen skirt to go with one of the sweaters. The shawl is one made out of some JoJoland yarn.

I wasn’t too impressed with the fashion show this year. Only bought the pattern for the skirt. Usually I see more sweaters or shawls that catch my eye. There were pretty things in the student fashion show. Brenda from Philadelphia had a gorgeous geisha inspired wrap that was just stunning and there were some beautiful Fair Isle sweaters. I modeled my Rowan denim skirt and my Sivia Harding shawl.

So I’m back. And back to work.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Welcome home, Kathy!

I hope you'll post pictures of your stash enhancements.

Of course, you'll have everything finished before Stitches South.