Dear Neglected Blog and Readers,
I love you. I really do! But time is getting the best of me and with only so many
crafting hours in the day something has got to give. And since eating, sleeping, and working are necessities it was you oh blog, and by extension dear readers, that took the hit. I also wanted to thank all of you for you comments. I truly appreciate them even if I don’t send back a personalized e-mail. Mwah!! to all of you! Keep em coming because that is what blog are for…hee hee.
I have so much to tell you and so little time, so this will be a bit of a catching up post.
Stitches West 2008 was a blast!! I went with my best friend and we had a great time. I loved it more this time than my first visit in 2005. The Ravelry meetup was definitely the highlight of the weekend.
We got cool hello buttons to put our Ravelry names on.
And they made these super cool passports for you to visit the vendors and fill out. This was the perfect souvenir for the occasion. I also accidentally met up with a group of wonderful ladies who started a Monday night knitting group in my area. Can we say group knitting two times a week!!! I must be in heaven.
Another great thing to do was people watch. It was like a knitting fashion show filled with beautiful “one of a kind” knits and knitting celebrities . I saw Cookie A and it was funny because I said her name as though I knew her. It wasn’t on purpose but I am glad I had my name tag on so she didn’t have to give me the “who are you?” look. She took it in stride and said my name right back as though we were friends. I was shocked she knew my name and then I remembered I had a huge name badge on. Hee hee silly me.
I also saw so much wonderful knitwear.
Can we say LOVE?!!
She hand painted this whole thing !!! I walked clear across the room to take a picture of this. Good googly moogly I have to make this shawl….and then learn how to hand paint. Uh…yeah we will see.
Last, but definitely not least, is the weekend loot. Between the Stitches market and a trip to Britex in SF, this is pretty much the majority of what I bought over the weekend. Lots of new lovelies. The highlights of my new acquisition were the blue malabrigo lace which will most likes become a Wisp due to its easy pattern that can be done while I am on vacation, the shawl/hair pins, and the peacock fabric which has not immediate project attached.
So that is it. My whirlwind weekend.
P.S. If you didn’t notice, I have hair now. I got braids about two weeks ago because I am attempting to grow my hair out. I will still wear it in a natural state (i.e. no relaxers or straightening combs) but just wanted to wear it a little longer. No styles in mind yet, but I have some time before I have to decide anyway.
P.S.S. I also finished my Central Park Hoodie which you can see a little bit of in the pictures above. I will have to write an entire post on that after the vacation because that this was fraught with emotional ups and downs. I finished it the day before I left so the knitting was down to the wire. Hence to W.I.P. posts.
Anyhoo, talk to you soon.