Wednesday, March 6, 2013

stitches west 2013

February was quite the month i tell you.  feeling rather exhausted from it all.  i entered a new decade-which shall remain nameless.  thanks to AARP for reminding me.  guess i shouldn't feel so bad michael jordon got one too.

as the west coast fiber community knows- February is also the month of stitches west-the most amazing fiber convention ever.  it takes place in the santa clara convention center.  it's my yearly treat of fun and fiber and many many belly laughs.  so good for my soul.  

this year -stitches had an unfortunate ending for me.  here's the scoop:  i arrived on thursday-alone.  my friend and partner in crime known as "rebel rhodi" was unable to attend this yearrhodi has accompanied me every year.  stitches would definitely not be the same without her in tow!

i had a 1:30 class -intuitive chart reading with rock star cookie a.  what a great class!  cookie is an awesome teacher!!!  while i was in class soxy sue aka sox chik flew in from michigan!  the fiber trash girls were assembling!!!!  after class, met up with everyone and got ready for the thursday nite market- my favorite thing at stitches.  crowds are manageable and special deals abound.  it's great to take your time and browse. 

i made my usual stops.  imagiknits for some malabrigo goodness, a verb for keeping warm, western sky knits, becoming art, knitwhits and many others.  here's my score from the thursday market.

soxy found a devo hat at the fickle knitter booth.  what more could you ask for????? 

 and yes, the other hat is a roasted turkey hat!!!  after the market we retired early for once.  getting ready for the big friday shopping spree.  i brought soxy some wine to help her unwind from her travels.

note: the name of the wine.  "old moon"  i felt the need to purchase this wine.  why?  you may ask.  perhaps it was the fact my bday was approaching.  perhaps it was the fact that a few weeks previous my not so darling hubby called me a crone. "i'm still bleeding," i shrieked!!!  (no offense to you crones-but i'm not quite there yet!)  he denies it now. excuse me? i may be perimenopausal but i know what i heard!!  anyway- when i saw the wine at trader joe's i just had to get it.  in honor of us crusty ole moonies.

friday morning came- soxy and i enjoyed a great breakfast in the lounge! 

best raspberries ever!!  we headed over to meet up with the rest of the fiber trash girls when we spotted the best dressed stitches attendee of 2013.  isn't she fabulous?

here's a close up of her skirt: i want one!  she said she got it on etsy!

her fishnet stockings and fur boots were the perfect touch!  oh yeah- nice sweater too!   

we wanted to do something special for friday market day and barbara sue has an extensive vintage(1960's) big smith overall collection.  perfect!

our dream was to have the whole fiber trash girl clan wear them.  but it didn't work out as not all folks were there yet.  she brought like a dozen pair!  you rock Bsue!!  we were ready to hit the market!

the yarn fumes had gotten to us and we were wandering in a daze when we realized we really needed to go row by row cause we missed so much the night before.  next thing we know-it's lunch time-soxy finished up at the habu booth and we were going to head back to the room for lunch-and then, my phone rang.  bummer. big bummer.  it was liam's school.  he had fallen on the stairs and broken his ankle.  long story short- i split.  docs were talking surgery and i needed to be there.  as i was leaving the rest of the fiber trash girls were arriving-boo :(
i leave you now with a photo of felted morning glories.

stay tuned..more to come!

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