I know, I know, Stitches East 2010 was weeks ago. Well, to be honest it took me about that long to recover! And life got in the way…but it was GREAT! It was about friends and fiber and laughter…lots of each.
I had looked forward to the weekend for months knowing that Debbi aka Cockeyed (R) and Carrie aka IrishgirlieKnits (L) were comng all the way from the West Coast. We’ve been long distance friends for years, having met through Sock Club and met at Sock Camp. (Skype is ok but, it’s so much better to be together in person.)
I’d seen Erica aka kzooerica (far L) (Kollage Yarns wondergirl) last year and couldn’t wait to see her and the Kollage pretties this year!
Carrie was working with Erica at Kollage. I waited to purchase my Irishgirlieknits patterns from Carrie in person.
(Yes, that’s the vest I whipped up quickly the week before Stitches. More on that next catchup-mustard post!)
I spent most of my time with Debbi (the wonderful friend that she is) at the Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth (which was part of the WEBS setup.)
Debbi changed the world, one skein at a time.
Debbi posed with Debbie. Yes, author Debbie Macomber walked away with a great skein of Socks That Rock. Retroid, I think. (Debbie is really sweet and so is her great team too!)
THE Hot Item of the show for Blue Moon Fiber Arts was The Traveling Sweater, both pattern and yarn, oh the Woobu! It’s really a magic sweater because it looked great on everybody who tried it on, and there were hundreds who tried it on! Me included. Some were happy that the small size fit or that the drape was sassy. I loved that it made me feel tall.
The last Traveling Sweater pattern and yarn of the show walked out the door at 10 am on Sunday with its proud new owner!
The very late nights were too much to even try to explain. Glee sing alongs, Barry Manilow cameos, salt n peppa, tweet alongs, faulty knitting, and not as much wine as you’d think…but let me give you this piece of advice, should you ever see these cookie/crackers, BUY them! They were the best BUTTA crackas evah!
It was a soul rejuvinating weekend with girlfriends. I am blessed with wonderful friends. Actual purchases were made. I’ll have those for you tomorrow!