Friday, February 25, 2011

Stitches West 2011 shopping spree

I went to Stitches West 2011 last friday and shopped the marketplace. If yarn shopping is any indicator of the state of the economy, then it must be booming because the place was packed. I got there shortly after noon and it took several circles around the parking lot to find a space. I remember the attendance being pretty sparse in both 2009 and 2010. I myself purchased more than I did last year.

At the WEBS booth, I bought 3 bags of yarn. Two of them are Louisa Harding Grace-silk & wool. The third is Valley Yarns Northfield. I also purchased the Norah Gaughan volume 8 booklet. I've already cast on for Nespelem using the green Louisa Harding yarn.

From the Woolstock Yarn Shop booth, I bought a sale bag of Sublime Organic Merino DK yarn.

I bought this interesting shawl/sweater "safety-pin" from a vendor selling lots of wooden crafty things, but I forgot to pick up a business card.

I got this interesting button from Bob's Buttons. It's made from a Micronesian palm seed and embellished with turquoise.

Finally, I visited my favorite button vendor and got these plastic buttons which are made to look like metal. They are very lightweight, which makes them great for knits.


yoel said...

Great loot! You're so lucky you can go to Stitches West!

Ellen Bloom said...

Excellent purchases!!! Looking forward to seeing what you finally create with the yarn!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a lot of loot you've brought home!!! That's a nice pattern booklet I like the look of the Nidden sweater.

I have recently discovered a love of buttons and that turquoise one is a beauty ~ wonderful on a purse or hat!

knitseashore said...

So many good things, though I'm partial to the Louisa Harding yarns. Let us know how they knit up! I have a bunch of her angora and ribbon type yarns but not the Grace.

I love the flower buttons too!