Stitches is always a ton of hard work - and an equal amount of fun. Babs has put together a great team of people to work with. We hustle like crazy and haul giant heavy boxes around like they're nothing. And of course it's great to be surrounded by all the beautiful colors and happy yarn people all week!
|Part of the booth at Stitches|
Color Affection has been an incredibly popular pattern and why not? it's easy to knit, snuggly, and eats up three skeins of sock yarn! Miss Babs and the crew put together sets of three colors... picking two colors that go together is pretty easy, but adding that third color to bring it all together can be pretty tough. No one person loves all these sets... but as the weekend went on I became convinced that there was one for everyone.
|Color Affection sets|
I didn't do too much shopping at the show, but I had to pick up some Hiya Hiya Sharps needles. [I can't use Addi Turbo Lace needles because the finish on them reacts really horribly with my body chemistry, so it's so nice to have an economical and non-reactive option.] I also couldn't resist this skein of Windsor sock yarn or this lovely sock project bag from Erin.Lane.
|Can you tell I have a thing for green with purple?|
I also showed off Brighton all weekend in the booth and I was super tickled by all the people who said they loved it, bought the pattern, and even asked me to autograph it! All in all, I had a great time - I was totally exhausted by the end, but it's well worth it.