Here in northern California, everyone’s excited about Stitches West. People at my knitting group are carefully planning out when to go to beat the crowds, which booths to visit first, and trying to calculate just how much yarn they can take home from the show.
We’re lucky – Stitches is so close, less than ten miles from my house. Talk about an easy visit – or rather, an easy commute.
Our favorite hand-dyer, Miss Babs, and her crew will be there, and I’ll be lending a helping hand in her triple booth. They fly in later today. They were looking forward to beautiful warm sunny weather, but unfortunately it’s supposed to rain all week. In any case we’ll be spending most of our time inside the convention center, so I guess the weather doesn’t matter that much.
I have been busy getting a sample or three ready for the booth. A few days ago I finished a Featherweight Cardigan in her new Northumbria BFL sock yarn (the color is Aubergine). I love knitting with it! It’s silky-soft but has a great strength to it – it won’t completely self-destruct in three wears like knitting it out of Malabrigo Lace would. (Yes, I love Malabrigo Lace… but I’m kind of hard on my things.)
I’ve actually never been to a Stitches show before, so I’m excited. We’ll be able to go to the Ravelry happy hour on Thursday night, and I’m sure I’ll find some time to sneak a look at pretty yarn in the other booths.
What are you looking forward to this week?