Monday, February 21, 2011

SSE: Stitches Stash Enhancement

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.

First up:

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!


AlisonH said...

Beautiful yarns. Enjoy!

catiekk said...

OMG - They're pink! :-D