Friday, March 2, 2012

A Day At Stitches West

One day at Stitches West - can you possibly see everything in one day?  Well, not really.  Every year this event seems to get larger with more classes and more vendors with bigger and more attractive booths.  A friend of mine was visiting from Oregon and she joined me for this incredible day.  I worried that this would be totally overwhelming for her, but she was a real trooper.  We started out with a good breakfast, wore comfortable shoes, brought a bag for all the goodies we would pick up and off  we went!

First stop, the Knitters booth, of course:


Ran into my friends Margaret and Candace:

Stopped at a booth that had the knit Swirl trunk show and book signings by the author, Sandra McIver.
I just love these sweaters and this book has been hugely successful:


Lots of people trying on these sweaters and they looked good on people of all sizes:


Here's me trying on my favorite one.  Those hanks of yarn are the kits for these sweaters from Mountain Colors:


Stopped by the booth of one of my favorite designers, Ysolda, busy signing books:


Next stop, Alana Dakos' booth:

Got to see her Cedar Leaf Shawlette and bought the pattern:

So many friends to visit with and ogle their beautiful projects.  Here's my friend Lisa wearing her 

   Oh those beads!

These pictures don't do this beautiful  shawl justice.  Here's a picture from Lisa's Ravelry page:


Here's one of Meg Swansen's sweaters worn by a woman standing in line at Miss Babs:

Love this!  Got to add to my faves.

Lots more to talk about; I am amazed at how much we did and saw in one day - hey, I didn't even get to the part about what I bought!

More later!  It's Fiber Friday - check out what others are blogging about at Andrea's blog.


  1. Yeah, what did you buy? Lisa's shawl looks really nice, hope to see it in person some day.

    I probably won't make The Oriental Jacket, at least not to follow the pattern. If one day I manage to find all the right yarns I might put something together using the pattern as guidance.

  2. Oooo! I LOVE that Blue-Greeny Swirl Sweater!!
    Thanks for the Great Pics!! Really wish I had been There! ...then again, I probably would have needed a Shopping Cart! ;-D

  3. Thanks for all the great many beautiful items to fall in love with.

  4. Aw, it looks like it was a great trip. One day I will have to attend Stitches.

  5. Jealous! Looks like an awesome show. I love those sweaters, will have to check out that book for sure. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

  6. So much yarn awesomeness. Looks like you had a great time.