Friday, August 10, 2007

Stitches Midwest Market

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend any classes at stitches Midwest, but I was able to attend the market...
Let's just say that I spent way more money than I planned. Here are some of my recent acquisitions:



Okay. Starting from the far left, we have Lorna's Laces in the color argyle. Here's a closer look:



The next was another Lorna's Laces in the color Purple Iris:



Next is Koigu KPPPM in dye code P829B:



After that, I got some hand-dyed yarn from a shop called Ellen's 1/2 pint Farm LLC:



My last "stash" acquisition was a self-patterning yarn by Sockotta:



Fortunately/unfortunately, depending on your viewpoint, it doesn't end there :) I bought my first swift:



...and ball winder:



As well as some sock-blockers from a shop called Purrfectly Catchy Designs. They have a website as well as an Ebay store. They also sell purse handles, stitch markers and sock patterns. Here are my sock-blockers:



My last purchase were a set of Addi turbo circular needles in size 1 with a 40" diameter. I got them from a booth where there was a lovely woman named Liz giving a demonstration on how to knit 2 socks on one circular needle using magic loop. She passed out instructions as well as her business info, so that if you have any questions you can call her. Here are the needles:



Here's a list of all the vendors' sites that I shopped from. There were so many there, that I will only list the ones that I actually purchased products from.

I bought my Lorna's at Jimmy Beans Wool. Starting August 20th, they are going to offer a specialty color of Lorna's that was absolutely gorgeous, and I think you can only buy it online.

I can't remember who I bought the Koigu from, as they did not give me a receipt for my purchase :(

The lovely blue yarn came from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm LLC. She had many wonderful yarns in some absolutely gorgeous colors. I had a hard time choosing just one. I think I returned to this stand three times before I finally decided on one.

The Sockotta came from Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece. This was the same shop where Liz was giving the demonstration on how to knit the 2 socks on 1 circular needle.

Those were my adventures for the day. Tomorrow or the day after I'll post my current progress on my Cookie A. Twister Flower sock!

1 comment:

Zing said...

Looks like you REALLY enjoyed shopping.. you bought some really nice yarn and accessories. Lucky you... Happy Knitting. Linda

PS you posted on my blog... about a scarf but for some reason the comment was on the page with a the "Odessa Hat" w/bead's that I'm trying to knit. Way back on Jan. 27th. I'd be glad to tell you the pattern if I was for sure which one and date you meant!!!