Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stitches Midwest

Like I said before, I had a great time at Stitches Midwest last weekend. Unfortunately I only have a few photos to share - I left my camera back because needed the extra space in my bag for all the yarn I bought! (Actually the only photo I took was from my camera phone - thanks FPK for the other three photos!)

I shot this from my camera phone. It was a sure sign that we were in the right place! This crazy van is the 'Yarn Buss' from Flying Fingers Yarn Shop out of New York. How fun!

I think the biggest highlight was meeting so many wonderful people. I really had the best time with these girls. Everyone was so inspiring and fun to be around. Such great sense of humors too - we had a LOT of laughs!

(pictured left to right: Erica Owens the VP of Marketing and Social Networking for Kollage Yarns, Melynda of French Press Knits, Me and Allegra of Petite Purls)

(pictured here: Erica Owens along with Carrie of Irish Girlie Knits)

Saturday night at the Student Show, Erica, Melynda, Carrie and I had so much fun chatting it up that we were the last ones to leave the banquet hall. We even had a bit of a swag swap in the hallway outside. I poured out my Knitterella stash and walked away with a lovely blue skein of Sock-a-licious from Kollage Yarns and a copy of Irish Girlie Knits newest pattern Bellingrath!

I even have the possibility of some new graphic design work coming my way. Designing for knitters - my favorite. What a successful weekend!

Of course I bought a lot of new yarn and projects to knit too. So much so that I'm a little embarrassed to post a photo of everything. I don't know what I was thinking, I mean I have a lot of projects to finish up as it is. Then again, I know exactly what I was thinking, I was thinking I TOTALLY HAVE A KNITTING ADDICTION!


French Press Knits said...

So fun- can't wait until our next big event!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

So much fun!! that picture of me dumping out the Knitterella goods! I just couldn't resist! And yes, hopefully some design work is in your future (can you tell my blog needs some work?! yours and FPK are perfect!).

Great time! And let's see the yarn! I did more damage Sunday...that Erica Owens...

Karen said...

Looks like you had a great time, how fun! I actually belong to the same knitting group as Allegra, and have exchanged emails with her, but we've never met!