after i got on the road to head home hubby called to say they were going to wait for surgery. i was stuck in san jose friday rush hour traffic. i knew there was no turning back. even if i did return to stitches-i couldn't enjoy myself. it took me 6 hours to get home- what a nightmare. san jose has the worst radio stations! can't believe folks deal with this traffic on a regular basis-insanity!
one of my favorite items i came home with was a soxchik original totoro project bag! check out her etsy shop here. i need to get a better picture.
my new buttons:
i usually like to give my opinions on the market place each year. keep in mind that i only saw about half of it-so it's not a fair evaluation. but here are my thoughts and a few awards:
prettiest booth once again- a verb for keeping warm! sorry i didn't get any pictures this year. check out their blog-you can see some there. verb's booth is always so warm, inviting and cozy- you just want to stay and hang out-and sell yarn for them. the wonderful and amazing knit designer romi was sharing a booth with them. i bought her kleio shawl pattern and had a great chat with her about the edmund fitzgerald.
my favorite "newbie" booth award goes to sweet fiber from british columbia! i bought some yarn in the color way "shipwreck" for my edmund fitzgerald shawl. although they were a bit young to appreciate my edmond fitzgerald chatter they humored me and pretended to care. here's a photo i stole from their blog- click the link above to see the rest of their pictures! yum!
the award for funnest booth of all times definitely goes to fickle knitter! kindred spirits at that booth i tell ya!!! you simply must click on the link which takes you to fickle's recap of stitches! you can watch the stitches harlem shake flash mob. i mean what other booth has an abundance of fun masks, devo hats, a disco ball and a karaoke machine??? unfortunately, liam's accident happened before soxy and i had a chance to try out the karaoke machine. maybe this is a good thing? fickle has awesome patterns too!
this is how i want to remember this years stitches adventure- gazing into the eyes of a a real life unicorn- stitches west rocks!!!!