This weekend was Stitches West 2011. For the uninitiated it's a convention for knitters. We take up nearly the entire convention center in Santa Clara. Just to let you know how big this is here's last year's numbers: 2250+ registrants, 150+ vendors and just over 11,000 shoppers. And you can bet it was bigger this year -- definitely more vendors.
I took 3 classes this year which will be the subject of my next post. For now, you'll have to be content with my yarn parade, or stuff I couldn't pass up in the market.
My kit from Continental Stitch. It's going to be a Cardi...someday.
This is a bargain bag of 50/50 Louisa Harding grace multi merino silk.
Here we have a gradient set of laceweight superwash merino from Tess Designer Yarns.
Alpaca laceweight from Ellen's 1/2 pint -- part of a scarf kit.
And last but by no means least, I got 2 things from Sincere Sheep. Above is some yummy 80/20 merino silk laceweight. And below is 4 sample skeins of merino/bamboo/nylon. All handpainted with plant dyes.
And that's it!