Well Stitches Midwest is over and I'm home. I am very happy with the control I used regarding my spending.
I don't know what I spent and don't much care I just hope I use all the yarn I bought.
The picture has a few things I bought, see the pink bag in the upper corner, it's the medium size of the knowknits bag. I have the small one for socks already.
The best part of the event was the two people that I shared the time with. California Carolyn and My niece Ilisa.
I had the most wonderful time.
Last year I had some problems with the food at the Hyatt, spent a day in with a Migraine. This year
I was told that 5 months ago the Hyatt completed a make over to the toon of 65 million dollars and one of the
Things they changed was the restaurant. Now the restaurant is pretty good. We also ate at the Double Tree which
also has a great restaurant. Good food.
I took a few classes one Thursday, one Friday, and one Saturday. All in all the classes were well run and had
Great instructors, however, I thought for me they were a waste of time. I didn't learn anything. I have been knitting
Way too long and knew all that they covered in the class. Oh well, it kept me off the market floor.
The fashion show was great. I won a door prize
A shawl make up of 36 different colors of Malabrigo yarn. Yummy yarn if I have to say so myself.
I bought mostly sock yarn, and a few accessories, some needles too.
This is 100% Extrafine Lambswool in a plum that I picked up for a shawl pattern I bought there. (like I needed another shawl pattern), but you get caught up in the moment and just can't help yourself, or at least I can't.
Koigu for another shawl.
I found this pretty shawl pin just in case I do knit a shawl.
I bought a lot of sock yarn, last year I wasn't into socks, but most of the women there last year were. This year not that many sock knitters.
Some sweet Soft Touch Ultra by Shelridge Farm for "Monkey Socks" and Lorna's Laces for "Roza's Socks".
I just noticed how close in color both yarns are. that is what happens when you become overwhelmed at the market.
Now I start my yarn diet.