Saturday, February 28, 2009

Boosting the economy at Stitches West

I went to Stitches West today and did my part to boost the economy. First off, I bought some Plymouth Yarn Royal Silk Merino in two colors, a green and a butter yellow. This was a WEBS sale item.

I also bought some Debbie Bliss Stella in a shade of hot pink. It did not look as pink on the convention floor under the fluorescent lights. I forgot the vendor name, but they seem to be there every year selling bags of sale yarn.

Finally, I got some Malabrigo worsted. I bought 5 skeins of this bluish lavender color. This was not a sale item. The vendor is Imagiknit from San Francisco. I've never knitted with Malabrigo before, but tons of knitters rave about it, so it's about time I tried it out. I don't have a pattern in mind yet.

I also got these cool vintage looking buttons:

Finally, I got this sweater fastener pin that was orignally sold as a hair clip. They come in several sizes, look vintage-y, and have this great feature where the stick is attached so that you can't lose it, which can happen with normal shawl pin designs. They were very popular.

While we're on the topic of boosting the economy, I've been replacing a lot of furniture recently, including the bedroom pieces. I decided to re-purpose the old bedroom chest for yarn storage, and now I feel super organized and I have more space for quite a bit more stash. Woohoo! I discovered that these Ikea Komplement storage boxes make grest yarn organizers in the chest.


Ellen Bloom said...

WOW! You bought some fantastic yarn at SW. Sounds like you had a good time!

Robin said...

Great finds!! I especially like the Malabrigo - that color will be very pretty on you.

Knittymuggins said...

Oh, what a great haul!! I'm really into buttery yellow right now too so I will have to see if I can find some like yours online somewhere :) You will LOVE the Malabrigo too. I just tried it for the first time last autumn and can see why everyone raves about it. I heard it pills though, so beware.

Love the reorganization too! I definitely need to do some of that around here.