Tuesday, April 26, 2011

riches from stitches: part one

A couple of weekends ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend STITCHES South, a conference and expo for knitters, crocheters, and fiber enthusiasts. If you love to knit, I highly recommend attending one of these events! It is sooo much fun to be surrounded by people who "get it," not to mention the amazing classes you can take, and the gorgeous yarn to be found in the market. This was my second STITCHES, and since I still haven't knit through all the stash acquisitions I had made at the last STITCHES I attended, I had a lot more restraint in the market this time around. Here's a peek at the goodies I snabbed (as usual, these photographs really don't do these colors justice!):

Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein! (worsted weight) in Scarlet Ibis

Miss Babs Windsor Hand-Painted Sock Yarn in Duck Duck Quack

Ellen's Half-Pint Farm Merino Tencel (fingering weight) in Wild Pansy

Skaska Designs 50% Merino - 50% Silk (fingering weight)

Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash Sock in Mediterranean

The fingering weight is destined to become a couple more lightweight sweaters, believe it or not! I finished my Featherweight Cardigan during STITCHES (which I'll post about separately), and I am sooo in love with it. But I'll definitely take a break from knitting in fingering weight with something using my worsted weight Miss Babs first!


  1. I love those first earrings so much!

  2. Me too--they've been worn a lot already!