Sunday, February 26, 2012

stitches west 2012

EFFIN MOG! not much more i can say than that- i'm home from stitches and still floating on yarn fumes!!! i'm sooooooooo inspired to get busy. spin, knit, dye, spin, knit, dye, spin, knit and dye-it's all i wanna do!

rhodi and i left thursday morning-yes, she decided to come after all-yeeha!

all ready with back brace and my born to knit t-shirt!!! WOOT! stopped in davis for a trader joe's run(you don't think we'd waste valuable fiber money eating at the $$$ hyatt restaurants do you?) and i turned in my rolled coins for paper money!

the wind was treacherous and my arms got a good workout trying to keep the car on the road! when we finally reached the santa clara convention center- we had a wonderful surprise- the fiber trash girls had joining rooms at the hyatt!! let the party begin!!!
barbara sue- brought quilts to make the sterile hyatt more like home.

barbara sue with wine for the fashion show in canning jars! (note the blue fiber trash cooler in the hyatt! we shoulda brought a few hens for fresh eggs!)

Yes, we are the fiber trash girls- "if yarn were meth we'd have no teeth. we get high on fiber, chase down breakfast with corn whiskey, drink from canning jars and believe in outhouses. we love sittin' on the porch in our aprons, spinnin' fuzz into strang & knittin' it up while talkin' & livin' fiber trash."

there was some nail polish happenings-soxy brought some boom boom pow-24 ct. gold-hey, us fiber trash girls have class!

thursday nite market was a blast! shop shop shop!!!! visited old favorites like "verb."

got me a new project bag from slipped stitch studios! that booth rocked.

so much better than my tacky plastic grocery outlet bags-dontcha think? and best of all it's corduroy!!!

mannequins rocked!

there's soxy sue ready to spin the wheel of fiber!

nice hand knit skirt soxy!!!

knitting's not just for grannies anymore. here i am with tess(we all know tess-don't we?!!!!!!!) she is adorning her new "knitting is sexy" t-shirts!! love this photo!

check out her fabulous footwear!

i'd injure myself trying to walk in those! love the diversity in us knitters! you should see my feminine footwear!!!

Yes, i did get to meet rock star ysolda teague! she was very sweet and helped me a bit with my pixie hood frustration
. i am sooooo bummed, i had a picture of us together in her booth both wearing her pixie hoods and somehow i deleted it. so sad:( must admit- i'm crushing on ysolda! but i did get a great shot of rhodi with ysolda and adrienne of "verb" though!

gonna make me a pixie hood! ysolda's in the middle. adrienne is on the left with her hood that was dyed with mushrooms!!!!! i bought Ysolda's book-little red in the city. it's awesome. she signed it! ***sigh****

knitted wit
was a new booth this year that i really enjoyed. bought some merino/silk yarn to make the 198 yds. of heaven shawl.

the woman in the photo is NOT lorajean the proprietor. tried to get a photo of her but it was a blurred mess. Lorajean was the sweetest and she brought her fiber goodies from oregon.

my new most favorite booth this year at stitches were the fabulous girls from montana-western sky knits. didn't i say i love everything from montana?

i just love indie dyers!

okay- you ready for some stash enhancing shots? i am so thrilled with my score.

couldn't resist a skein of malabrio rios-the colorful one on the bottom. i bought the malabrigo book 3 i have been wanting forever! the green knitted thing is a small shawl i started at the show with some alpaca i got from lisa souza. here's a few close ups.

this corriedale rovingis from judy's novelty yarns- it's going be a sweater someday.

last year i got a roving from "girl on the rocks" and was so pleased with how it spun up that i got another one this year-couldn't resist!

sorry for the dark photo-this is what i got from western sky-the 2 skeins on the left. the color is called barnwood-going to make the breakwater sweater with it. the skein on the right is from becoming art-another favorite of mine. it's in the driftwood colorway and i'm going to make stephen west's blue whale shawl with it! the colorways go perfectly together! can't wait to get started.

thanks to all my fiber trash girls for such a wonderful wonderful time- i soooo needed the laughter:)


Rowen said...

Tess looks like a mannequin...haha..that picture is priceless, but the one with rhodi, ysolda, and adrienne is AWESOME sauce. So much fun!!!

Birdsong said...

What a great blog post! Now I wish I would have gone, just to see Adrienne! Next year, if I can get a job. Right now, the change stash goes to the electric bill.

soxchik said...

I am in the Chigago airport smiling away at your blog. I love your photos. Steph gives the best blog!!!

sandi said...

What a great post! Thanks for including photos of my designs - the McTwist Hat and the Dangerous Curves Cowl - both from Kollage Yarns.

magnusmog said...

Envy x one million!
I love the quilts for the hotel room, that's an inspired idea.

Audry said...

I agree. I'd snap off my foot if I had heels like that.

And all your loot look gorgeous. Here's to another fun year full of fiber.

Jocelyn said...

Love your post! I got some knitted wit fiber and some from wsk -- loved seeing newbie-indies! Did you see Saturday Treat from Ysolda? Oh, and I love Malabrigo 3. You sure know how to do up Stitches right!

woolydaisy said...

jocelyn- what was the saturday treat?????

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Lisawhite said...

Great photos!I really enjoy my time reading your blog!Thanks for sharing!

Fiber Floozie said...

Wow looks like you had a great time.

Sharon said...

Loved your Stitches report. You rocked it, Chica. I laughed outloud at BSue's quilts and jelly jars - trash sisters!

Anne said...

I enjoyed your reading your blog and will watch out for future posts :-).

I love the quilts in the hotel rooms - how homely is that and such lovely quilts.

I have met Ysolda when she came to our local yarn store here in Gourock, Scotland.

Keep writing :-)